Sarasota Police are asking for tips on the whereabouts of an attempted murder suspect today stemming from a Tuesday night shooting.
Sarasota Police said they developed probable cause to arrest of Joseph T. Lamar, 39, for attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. Lamar is a convicted murderer who was released from prison in 2012, according to police. He should be considered armed and dangerous. A photo of Lamar appears with this story.
The Bradenton Herald reported details of Lamar's past:
"Lamar, 39, was released from prison after serving more than 19 years of a 25-year sentence for second-degree murder in a case out of Sarasota County, according to the Florida Department of Corrections."
The shooting occurred at about 10:18 p.m. Tuesday in the 3200 block of Lemon Avenue where a 22-year-old man was transported by helicopter to Blake Medical Center and a 19-year-old was treated at Sarasota Memorial Hospital for his injuries, according to police.
Anyone with information about Lamar’s location, or the shooting is asked to call the Sarasota Police Department at 941-954-7025.
This version corrects the day of the shooting.