Deputies identify 2 bodies found outside Bradenton home

BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA ) — The bodies of two people were found outside a Bradenton home on Friday afternoon. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths as a double homicide.

Deputies responded to a call about a shooting in the 5200 block of 15th St Ct. E. at 1:20 p.m. on Friday.

Suspect vehicle (Source: Bradenton Police)
Suspect vehicle (Source: Bradenton Police)

After arriving, deputies discovered the bodies of a black male and a black female outside of a residence.

Detectives say they are investigating the incident as a double homicide.

The victims were identified as Lashawna Stevenson-Weeks, 27, and Barry Joseph, 32.

Both victims are from Manatee County, but neither lived at the home where the incident occurred.

The Sheriff’s Office released a photo of the suspect vehicle, described as a dark-colored sedan.

Deputies are searching for a man involved in the shooting.

Further details will be released as they become available.

Anyone with information should contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

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