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.