Manatee deputies find man suspected in multiple carjackings

Cody Morrison, photo via Manatee County Sheriff's Office

BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) – A man suspected in multiple violent crimes was involved in an altercation with Manatee County law enforcement Tuesday.

Manatee and Sarasota law enforcement agencies had been searching for 29-year-old Cody A. Morrison. Morrison is suspected in multiple carjackings and at least one armed robbery, according to deputies and police.

Morrison stole another car in Manatee County around 5 p.m., Bradenton police said. Police spotted the car before 8 p.m.

Morrison crashed into a police K9 cruiser, according to the Bradenton Police Department. He fled on foot and was tracked by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office air support team to a neighborhood, police said.

He kicked in a door at a residence on Hillcrest Drive, police said. He then held a family up at a gunpoint, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

At some point he exited the home, and deputies and police officers surrounded him, police said. Police said Morrison fired a weapon. It’s unclear if he fired at anyone, police said.

He was bit by a police K9. The suspect then shot himself in the head. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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