Shooting suspect pursued across Island

According to the Bradenton Beach Police Department, a 22-year-old Bradenton man attempted to use the Island as an escape route following a Bradenton shooting in the early morning hours of April 9.

Jose Serrano allegedly shot another man in the 3100 block of West First Street, in Bradenton. Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies made contact with Serrano at approximately 3 a.m.

Serrano fled west on Cortez, continuing into Bradenton Beach. Serrano was eventually captured in South Lido Park, in Sarasota County.

MSCO is reporting that the victim was not seriously hurt, and was treated and released for minor injuries. Serrano faces a multitude of charges.

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