17-year-old arrested in connection with fatal shooting of two Bradenton teens

BRADENTON, Fla. -- A 17-year-old was taken into custody in Colorado and charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of two 18-year-olds in Manatee County.

Joe Clerjuste was found and taken into custody in Denver days after the shooting.

The initial incident happened in unincorporated Bradenton, officials said.

The shooting victims have been identified as Caleb Bowman and Kemundrey Pittmon, both 18 of Bradenton.

According to Manatee sheriff's officials, shortly before 12:30 a.m. Bradenton police officers went to Manatee Memorial Hospital, where a shooting victim was being treated.

The victim, who was identified as Bowman, died of his injuries at the hospital.


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