Bradenton man charged in stepbrother's shooting death
A Bradenton man was charged Thursday in the shooting death of his stepbrother.
white man Roy S. Harrison Jr., 24, of 5107 17th St. Court E., fatally shot George Allen Garnett, 32, during an argument, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said.
Harrison's stepsister, Alyssa Garnett, told deputies Harrison came over to their house, at 2923 39th St. E., and argued outside with her brother about 6:20 p.m. Thursday.
She heard a gunshot, looked through a window and saw George Garnett on the ground with Harrison standing over him, an investigators report said.
"The defendant then shot the victim one more time in the head and fled the area on his scooter," the report said.
George Garnett was taken to a Bradenton hospital, where died early Friday.
Deputies said Harrison left the scooter near a friend's house, on the 4100 block of 44th Avenue East, hid the gun behind a pile of brush and got a ride from a friend.
A short time later, deputies found and arrested Harrison on the 400 block of Kay Road Northeast as he waited for another ride, the sheriff's office said.
Ammunition similar to that used in the shooting was discovered by deputies who searched Harrison's backpack, the sheriff's office said.
Harrison was being held at the Manatee County Jail with no bail set.