Crime

Update: Associate pastor found dead early Sunday

The associate pastor of a Bradenton church was apparently slain in his home early Sunday.

Anthony Shinholster, 57, served at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, according to his sister, Thenecia Shinholster.

"He was a wonderful man," Shinholster said Sunday at the victim's home in the 300 block of 61st Avenue East.

The victim was well-known in the neighborhood for running Shin's Produce on Ninth Avenue East south of 15th Street East.

A man was found dead in a home early Sunday, Manatee County Sheriff's deputies reported.

Anthony Shinholster, 57, was discovered by a friend in a residence with traumatic injuries. The friend called 911 and reported the incident.

Deputies arrived at the residence in the 300 block of 61st Avenue East, as did Manatee County Emergency Medical Service personnel, who pronounced Shinholster dead.

The case was referred to the Manatee County Homicide Investigative Unit detectives, and the investigation is continuing.

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