Authorities are seeking a man accused of shooting a woman in the back early Saturday morning near the 2600 block of Tamiami Trail in Bradenton, according to the Bradenton Police Department.
The 44-year-old victim told authorities she was picked up by an unknown man around 1:20 a.m. Shortly after she got in his car, they began arguing over money, according to a report.
The victim had exited the vehicle to walk away when she was shot in the back with a handgun.
The suspect is described as a black male with long dreadlocks and two gold front teeth. He was last seen driving a silver and gold car.
The victim was able to seek assistance from a nearby business owner, and was later transported to Blake Hospital for medical treatment. She is currently in stable condition.
Anyone with information with regard to this case is asked to contact: Bradenton Police Detective Jeff Beckley at 941-932-9300 Ext. 328, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers (toll free) at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-Tip thru the web at www.manateecrimestoppers.com