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Bradenton woman arrested after firing gun at Manatee deputy

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Miller, 24, was arrested by Bradenton Police on April 4th for battery on a LEO. Miller, 24, was arrested by Bradenton Police on April 4th for battery on a LEO.
BRADENTON, FL (WFLA) -

A woman wanted for firing several shots at a Manatee County sheriff's deputy early Sunday morning has been arrested, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said.

Darlene Latrice Miller, 24, was arrested Sunday afternoon walking in the 2800 block of 48th Avenue Drive West in Bradenton.

Sheriff's deputies received information that Miller had been spotted in the 2700 block of 46th Avenue Drive West. Deputies responded to the area and arrested her.

According to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report, a deputy made a traffic stop at about 5:20 a.m. in the 4200 block of Cortez Road West. As the deputy was checking on the driver’s information, she sped away.

Miller crashed the vehicle into a concrete wall on 34th St. West. Deputies were not pursuing the car when it slammed into the structure, the report states.

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Deputies went to check on the driver who was observed standing outside of the vehicle. They ordered Miller to move away from the car and then all of a sudden she fired a shot at one of the deputies who took cover behind his cruiser.

Miller fired two additional rounds before fleeing on foot in an unknown direction. Fortunately nobody was injured. Investigators do not know what motivated her to fire her weapon.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Miller on a charge of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.

Miller is no stranger to law enforcement. She’s been arrested several times since 2011. Miller has been arrested previously on a variety of charges including attempted burglary, loitering and drug possession.

On April 4, Bradenton police arrested Miller on drug and battery on a law enforcement charges.



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