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Warrant issued for suspect in Manatee murder investigation

Posted at 4:34 PM, Jun 30, 2019

PALMETTO, Fla. — The Manatee County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant on Sunday for the arrest of the suspect in a murder investigation.

Deputies say 28-year-old Irving Zuniga shot and killed 18-year-old Jesus Molina on Saturday morning.

Molina's body was found around 7 a.m. that day along 61st Street East.

Detectives are not releasing details about the motive at this time, as they investigate what happened between the two men.

Zuniga's whereabouts are unknown and deputies are searching for him. He faces a murder charge.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Zuniga is asked to contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 941-747-3011