BRADENTON, Fla. — Authorities charged seven people, including a teenager, with murder in connection to a shooting on Monday, Jan. 23, in Bradenton that eventually led to the death of a 28-year-old man.
It happened just after 5 p.m., starting at a home near 10th Avenue West and South Tamiami Trail.
Police said in an update Wednesday that they arrested 22-year-old Kevion Brooks and charged him with murder.
Jerome Williams, 20, is charged with murder and fleeing/eluding a law enforcement officer, according to a Bradenton Police Department news release.
Police say they have also charged a 17-year-old boy with murder.
The following are the other four people that were charged with murder:
- Tyreak Allen, 20, — also charged with obstruction.
- Shamar Mobley, 20 — was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana (over 20 grams).
- Kobe Brooks, 19, — was also charged with obstruction.
- Dorian Brooks, 24
While three people were initially taken to the hospital, one was pronounced dead on Tuesday and another is still hospitalized — the third person was released from the hospital after they suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
It was terrifying for neighbors to witness firsthand, one eyewitness telling 10 Tampa Bay, “I just heard a lot, a lot of shooting…like a machine gun.”
Police heard the shooting, too. According to Bradenton Police Public Information Officer Meredith Frameli, nearby officers heard the shots and then saw a grey car speeding down the road.
“Officers followed that vehicle which crashed a couple of blocks away at 13th Avenue West,” Frameli said.
Specifically, the grey car crashed into another moving car, but no one inside the other car was injured, police report.
Frameli said three of the four jumped out of the car and ran away from the police. However, all were ultimately caught by police with the help of a K-9.
Six weapons were seized, according to police; two were reported stolen out of Manatee County.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the Bradenton Police Department at 941-932-9300.