Skip to main content
East County Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 1 month ago

UPDATE: Attempted murder suspect surrenders at Manatee County Jail

Shooting on Saturday at Davi & Valenti Movers in Lakewood Ranch leaves one man in serious condition.
by: Jay Heater Managing Editor

Courtenay Dantae Johnson, who had a warrant issued in his name for attempted murder, surrendered at the Manatee County Jail Monday afternoon.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office was seeking Johnson in connection with a shooting on Saturday at Davi & Valenti Movers in Lakewood Ranch.

The shooting took place shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday at 3125 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Unit 104. The Sheriff's Office has not identified the 33-year-old male victim, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds. A Sheriff's Office release said the victim is in serious condition.

A warrant has been issued for Courtenay Dantae Johnson for attempted murder.

The Sheriff's Office report stated that deputies responded and discovered the suspect had fled the scene in a white Ford Expedition with a Mississippi tag. 

Witnesses told deputies the suspect and victim are co-workers who got into an argument at the business's loading dock. Manatee County EMS transported the victim to Blake Medical Center where he underwent surgery and remains in serious condition.

Later on Saturday, deputies located the Expedition abandoned in a field on the 2100 block of 6th Avenue East in Bradenton.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

Related Stories