Man killed in front of Manatee County business identified, suspect jailed

Karrie Lee Sanderson from a prior arrest

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Manatee County sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of a shooting Thursday afternoon.

Deputies responded to a shots fired call in the 7400 block of North Tamiami Trail at 1:40 p.m.

Deputies found a man dead in a vehicle in the parking lot of a business.

The victim was identified as Melquisedec or Melquisedc Betancourt, 32.

Witnesses gave the description of a subject and deputies began to search the area.

Deputies were able to track the suspect and he was taken into custody.

The suspect was identified as Karrie Lee Sanderson, 36.

Sanderson was charged with murder and booked into the Manatee County Jail.

The sheriff’s officers said Betancourt and Sanderson were acquaintances.

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