PALMETTO, Florida -- One man is dead after deputies say three armed men robbed him and two others Sunday morning.
The three male victims were sitting outside their duplex on 21st Street E. in Palmetto when three armed black males approached them on foot, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. Two of the victims were reportedly struck by the suspects and robbed, while the third victim fled into another room in the duplex. Deputies say they found him there with a fatal traumatic injury.
The names of the victims are being withheld at this time pending notifications. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Manatee County Sheriff's Office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS (8477).