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Sarasota detectives locate suspect in fatal shooting of 17-year-old boy

James Griffin
Posted at 4:24 PM, Mar 10, 2019

SARASOTA, Fla. — Detectives have located the suspect in a deadly shooting of a 17-year-old in Sarasota.

Authorities say 17-year-old James Griffin Jr. turned himself in shortly before 2 p.m. Monday in connection to the death of a 17-year-old male early Sunday morning.

Officers responded to the 1700 block of Gregg Court at around 12:30 a.m. When officers arrived, they found the 17-year-old shot.

Griffin is facing charges of Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child. Police said he was considered armed and dangerous according to police.

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to contact Sarasota Police Department at 941-316-1199 or Crimestoppers at 941-366-TIPS.