Armed suspect fatally shot by victim in Bradenton ambush

BRADENTON - An armed suspect attempting to commit a robbery was shot dead by the victim in Bradenton Sunday night.

Joshua Pinkham, 39, and Roy Potter, 40, were sitting outside a duplex on the 4200 block of 24 th Street West when three masked men approached them at 10:20 p.m.

One of the suspects, 26-year-old James Brady, pointed a gun at Pinkham and ordered him to the ground.

Pinkham pulled out a handgun and the two men exchanged fire.

The suspect was shot and the two other suspects fled on foot.

No one else was injured.    

Brady was pronounced deceased by EMS.

Detectives are searching for the other two suspects. No one has been charged in the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call (941) 747-3011, ext. 2216 or Crime Stoppers at 1(866) 634-TIPS.

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