WATCH: Police release video of man who killed Longboat Key hotel security guard, clerk

LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. (WFLA) – Authorities have released surveillance video of a masked, armed robber who shot and killed two employees early Friday morning at the Zota Beach Resort in Longboat Key.

One of the victims, Timothy Hurley, 59 (middle). Photo courtesy of his niece, Kristine Greer.

Police are still searching for the suspect, who is considered armed and dangerous and is on the run.

The video shows a man holding a gun as he walks through a bar at the resort. The man is wearing a mask, a long-sleeved white oxford shirt and dark pants. An overhead video also shows the gunman walking toward a door carrying what appears to be a box.

Longboat Key police say the gunman shot and killed Timothy Hurley, 59, who was the night manager at the resort. Bradenton resident, Kevin Carter, 51, was also shot and killed. He was the evening security guard at the hotel and worked for Victory Security.

Longboat Key Police Department Chief Peter Cumming said that the robbery happened inside the hotel around 2:40 a.m. and described the crime as an isolated incident.

“We’re still collecting evidence,” Cumming told

The entrance to the resort is blocked off and numerous police cars have responded.

The resort opened in June at the site of a former Hilton and is still celebrating its grand opening, according to its website.

A reward of $18,000 is being offered for any information leading to an arrest. This money comes from Crime Stoppers, Zota Beach Resort and the Florida Sheriff’s Association.They amount of the reward money is expected to rise.

If anyone has information that can help, investigators, they should contact the Longboat Key Police Department, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

We will continue to keep you updated with new information as it comes in.


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