SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) — Local and federal authorities said they arrested a 24-year-old man Wednesday who was wanted for a Bradenton homicide.
Sarasota Police blocked all traffic near the 5100 block of Old Bradenton Rd around 2 p.m. as they combined forces with the U.S. Marshals Service to take in 24-year-old Dorian Brooks.
Almost nine hours later, officials said Brooks was arrested around 10:45 p.m. They said he was inside a friend’s apartment for more than 10 hours. Officers said they found him inside the attic.
Brooks was wanted on multiple warrants, including a warrant for first-degree murder out of Bradenton.
Officials said Brooks was connected to an armed robbery that happened on Jan. 23 where several suspects arrived at a residence in the 100 block of 10th Avenue West in Bradenton.
During the robbery, officers said the suspects shot more than 60 times, striking three victims. One of the victims, a 23-year-old man, died from his injuries on Jan. 31.
No one was hurt in Wednesday’s incident. It remains under investigation.