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Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight looks on as Marylou Anderson, Taian "Andrew" Tian's girlfriend, speaks about the restaurant manager's tragic death.
Sarasota Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2013 2 years ago

VIDEO: Gang member arrested for New Dynasty beating

by: Alex Mahadevan Digital Editor

A gang member threw the punch that put New Dynasty restaurant Manager Taian "Andrew" Tian in the hospital July 14.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested 20-year-old Juan De Dios Rodriguez July 23, on manslaughter charges less than a week after Tian died from his injuries. The arrest came after interviews were conducted with two men who accompanied Rodriguez during a dine-and-dash of their $35 bill.

During a news conference this morning, Sheriff Tom Knight called the crime a "senseless tragedy" and said Rodriguez would be held responsible for his actions.

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