Sarasota Police Investigating Homicide That Occurred Monday Night

SARASOTA, Fla. – September 29, 2015 – 12:40 p.m.

Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are currently investigating a homicide that occurred Monday at approximately 7 p.m.

Detectives responded to a single vehicle crash near the intersection of 25th Street and Orange Avenue in Sarasota. When they arrived, a male victim was found with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he later died. Detectives believe, at this time, a shooting occurred near the intersection of 25th Street and Leon Avenue and the victim drove himself several hundred feet before crashing into a tree near the intersection of 25th Street and Orange Avenue. The name of the victim is being withheld until the next of kin has not been notified.

A suspect is not in custody at this time. Detectives are actively working all leads including interviewing possible witnesses. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sarasota Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 941-954-7070 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477) or online at