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Masked Gunman Fatally Shot by Victim

Investigators say that the victim apparently turned the tables on three masked suspects who entered a Manatee carport Sunday night.

The victim of a Sunday night holdup shot and killed a masked gunman who had ordered him to the ground, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

James M. Brady, 26, was pronounced by emergency medical workers who arrived on the scene on the 4200 block of 24th Street West.

According to investigators, two men had been sitting outside in a carport at about 10 p.m. Sunday, when they were approached by three suspects wearing masks and dressed in black.

One of the suspects – Brady – pulled out a gun and ordered one of the men to lie down on the ground.

Investigators said that the victim instead drew a handgun and fired at the suspect. There was an exchange of gunfire.

Brady was shot, and the two other suspects fled on foot, according to investigators.

The Sheriff's Office is asking that anyone with information to call 941-747-3011, ext. 2216 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.



Charity Fipps January 22, 2013 at 03:30 PM
This is exactly why good citizens have to arm themselves to protect their own lives aganst crooks and crazy people!
Harvey January 22, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Just curious. In some states the two who ran away would be considered guilty of murder because someone died as a result of their actions even though that person was also a fellow perpetrator. Does the same thing apply here in Florida?
Daniel Loogan January 23, 2013 at 12:29 PM
I hope the other two are charged with murder and fed to the dogs.
DATRURTH January 28, 2013 at 12:18 AM
I really dont see how poeple can get on here and be so judgmental the one Roy deals in pill roxyicodone dillada an has 3 felonys on his record.then the boy Joshua got a felony pending for extortion the elder garher fact before pointing fingers so quick.
DATRURTH January 28, 2013 at 12:24 AM
Almost forgot the most inportant part the boy James was military trained so think about this one you be the judge if hea got his weapon pointing at you how are shots exchanged between josh and him and James is only hit why is that cause the boy Roy who deals the pills had joshs gun? Only makes sence

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