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Sarasota deputies searching for suspect in fatal shooting

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Posted at 9:06 AM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 12:17:36-04

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting in the 2900 block of Hillview Street in Sarasota. 

At approximately 4:39 a.m., deputies responded for reports of a shooting. When they arrived on scene, deputies found a shooting victim and immediately initiated live-saving measures. The victim was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and later pronounced dead. 

Police have identified the victim as Darryl A. Davis, 39, and he lived on Hillview Street. 

Deputies are searching for an unidentified suspect. He is described as a light-skinned black male, 5'10" tall, 140 lbs., wearing a white bandana, black shirt and dark pants. The suspect reportedly fled the scene before deputies arrived. 

Officials say a newer model silver sedan was seen leaving the area around the time of the shooting but it is unknown if the vehicle is related to the crime. 

If you have any information on the shooting or the suspect, please call Crime Stoppers at 941-366-8477.