Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A 38-year-old man was shot several times by an unidentified suspect, according to Sarasota Police said.
A man was shot Tuesday morning near his home in the 1500 block of 22nd Street in Sarasota by a suspect who fled on a bicycle, authorities said. The 38-year-old victim was shot several times before stumbling to his home, where neighbors called 911, a Sarasota Police spokesperson said. He was transported by helicopter to a local hospital. The suspect has not been identified and remains at large, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective D. Riley at 941-954-7062. Sign up for the Sarasota Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
Saturday, February 23, 2013
At least two men opened fire on another man at 26th Street and Euclid Avenue in Sarasota on Friday night, deputies said. No injuries were reported.
At least two men opened fire on another man Friday night at 26th Street and Euclid Avenue in Sarasota, authorities report. Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of shots fired around 9 p.m. Friday. The 44-year-old victim told them he encountered several people, at least two of whom were brandishing guns and fired multiple shots at him as he ran from the scene, officials said in a media release. No injuries were reported. Detectives say they have identified and are seeking warrants for two of four suspects believed to be involved, and they are working on identifying others. Additional details about the suspects will be released "at an appropriate time," a sheriff's office spokesperson said. Detectives and crime scene …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says that the man led them on a chase through Sarasota before they arrived at the suspect's home where the man aimed a rifle at deputies.
A man with a violent history is recovering from a bullet wound today from a Sarasota County Sheriff's deputy after the man had apparently aimed a rifle at two deputies. The incident started when deputies attempted to pull over a red Chrysler convertible on U.S. 301 near Myrtle for speeding just after 2 a.m. Tuesday, but the car drove off after it initially pulled over near Bahia Vista and U.S. 41, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies didn't pursue the car, but instead drove to the address registered to the car, 3500 Aloha Way, arriving there at 3:30 a.m., according to the sheriff's office. When deputies arrived, the red car was parked in the driveway and Gudmestad's driver's license laid on the ground, according to the affidavit. …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The 28-year-old victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect involved in a Saturday night shooting that injured one in north Sarasota. The sheriff's office responded at about 11:45 p.m. to the 2100 block of Banneker Way for a shooting where they found victim Tavarus Mays, 28, inside a home with a gunshot wound, according to the sheriff's office. Mays was treated by Sarasota County Fire paramedics and transported to Blake Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, according to the sheriff's office. Mays told deputies that he was shot by a "known acquaintance" he described as a black male in this twenties and work all black clothing and the suspect fled on foot, according to the sheriff's office. Anyone with information is …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Police investigating a Tuesday attempted murder in north Sarasota have developed a second suspect wanted for the shooting.
Updated 9 a.m. Jan. 12 Sarasota police investigating Tuesday's shooting have arrested a second suspect, who was also a convicted murderer. Police named Tyrone Rogers, 37, as a supect for the Lemon Avenue shooting and and charged him Friday night with two counts of attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, just hours after obtaining a warrant. Rogers is considered a career criminal by police and was convicted of second-degree murder in 1992, according to police. Suspect Joseph Lamar, also a convicted murderer who was released from jail last year, turned himself in at Sarasota Police Headquarters on Thursday evening after work from the police and community helped convice him to come forward. The …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Joseph Lamar turned himself in at Sarasota Police Department headquarters Tuesday evening without incident.
Sarasota Police Department is trumpeting its ability to have an attempted murder suspect to turn himself in through collaboration in the community. The department, now under the watch of Police Chief Bernadette DiPino, has attempted murder suspect Joseph Lamar in custody and have charged him with attempted murder and aggravated battery for a shooting Tuesday, according to police. Lamar turned himself in at Sarasota Police Headquarters on Adams Lane at about 5 p.m., and by his side were the Rev. Kelvin Lumpkin, a city commission candidate and leader of an anti-crime ministerial alliance FOCUS group; Trevor Harvey, president of the Sarasota NAACP and Leslie Williams, according to police. DiPino and Capt. Lucius Bonner were on hand to take …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Sarasota Police has a warrant to arrest Joseph T. Lamar for a Tuesday shooting and is considered armed and dangerous.
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…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says someone shot at a Tulip Street home after the victim didn't answer the door.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a red four-door sedan seen on the 2300 block of Tulip Street Tuesday night suspected to be used in an attempted shooting. At 10 p.m. Tuesday, deputies responded to the 2300 block of Tulip Street where an unknown suspect or suspects knocked on the front door and after the victim didn't answer the door, gunshots were heard, according to the sheriff's office. Several bullet holes were found on the exterior of the home and at least one bullet passed through the home, according to the sheriff's office. A red four-door sedan with three people inside was seen leaving the area moments later, according to the sheriff's office. If anyone has information on this incident, call 941-366-TIPS.
Monday, September 17, 2012
19-year-old Steven Phelps suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds and declined to speak to police about the shooting.
Sarasota Police are hoping to identify two suspects involved in a Monday morning shooting on the 1500 block of 29th Street. At 8:18 a.m., officers responded for reported gunshots at 29th Street and Leon Avenue where they found victim Steven Phelps at his home in the 1500 block of 29th Street. Phelps had suffered multiple, non-life threatening gunshot wounds, according to police. Phelps was treated at the scene and then transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for additional medical treatment. The police are having trouble identifying the suspects because Phelps refused to cooperate, declining to speak to officers and detectives about the shooting, according to police. Two suspects were observed running south on Leon Avenue and then west …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Nobody was struck by the bullets fired from the gun, but a woman was struck by the gun during the argument, according to the sheriff's office.
Investigators are interviewing a suspect involved in a Friday night incident in Gulf Gate where shots were fired and a woman was pistol whipped. Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies responded at 10:45 p.m. Friday to the 6600 block of Avenue A for a shooting. When deputies arrived, they found two victims — a 31-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman — who had an argument with a male suspect, according to the sheriff's office. During the argument the woman was battered with the suspect's handgun, according to the sheriff's office, and an undetermined amount of rounds were fired toward both victims, but nobody was shot, according to the sheriff's office. The woman required medical treatment for minor injuries, according to the sheriff's office…