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Man Shot In Leg In South Sarasota

A home invasion on New England Street in Sarasota ended with a shooting when a man tried to disarm one of the suspects.

A shooting and home invasion on the 3300 block of New England Street Friday night has the asking the public to help identify the suspects.

The sheriff's office received a call at 10:06 p.m. Friday when a 17-year-old black male with a slight goatee and a 20-year-old tall black male entered the home after telling the victim on the phone they wanted to "hang out" and then demanded money from everyone in the home when they arrived, according to the sheriff's office.

One suspect pointed a handgun at the victim, and during the altercation the victim's father entered the room and tried to disarm the suspect and the father was shot in the leg, according to the sheriff's office.  

Both suspects fled the house running eastbound on New England Street toward a black SUV parked two houses down, according to the sheriff's office.

The father who was shot during the incident was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, treated and released.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Criminal Investigations at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com or text TIP109 plus a message to CRIMES (274637).

Tommaso Vincenzo Gambino May 19, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Why did they let them in the house if they didnt know them? They called on the phone 1st??? Sounds very suspicious
Tommaso Vincenzo Gambino May 19, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Sounds like a Craigslist ad gone wrong
John Q. Public May 19, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Sounds Like Drug Deal gone bad
SRQDude May 19, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Sounds like just another night in the 'hood!
Charles Schelle (Editor) May 22, 2012 at 04:27 PM
An arrest has been made in this case. Read more here: http://patch.com/A-t2tQ

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