Police are investigating a double homicide on Longboat Key, in which two employees at a beach resort were killed.
According to Longboat Key Police Chief Peter A. Cumming, there was a robbery early this morning at the Zota beach resort on Gulf of Mexico Drive. That robbery turned to homicide.
The victims worked at the Zota Resort. They've been identified as Timothy Hurley, 59, a front desk manager and Kevin Carter, 51, a security guard,
Police said they didn't believe anyone in the area is in any danger, but did release video of a person they're calling a suspect.
We’re following this breaking story and will post any new details as we get them.
There's an $18,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case.
As for Longboat Key, Chief Cumming says the last murder there was in 2000.
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#BREAKING Longboat Key Police Chief confirms double homicide Zota Beach Resort on Gulf of Mexico Drive. Chief: there was a robbery at 2:45am— Isabel Mascarenas (@IMascarenas) August 4, 2017