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A Bradenton man known by the alias “Murder,” which is tattooed on his neck, pleaded guilty to murder charges in connection to a 2016 home invasion that left a fellow suspect dead after a shootout.
On the night of May 4, 2016, Courtney Lawrence, Emanuel Johnson and two or three other suspects stormed into a home in the 700 block of 64th Avenue East in Bradenton and demanded money from the resident. The resident and the suspects exchanged gunfire at the entrance to the home’s garage, which left the resident, Lawrence and Johnson with injuries.
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The resident’s wife arrived moments later to find her husband and Johnson lying on the driveway. They were both rushed to a local hospital where Johnson, 21, later died.
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Lawrence, 30, who has the nickname “Murder,” was quickly identified as a suspect when he was dropped off at Manatee Memorial Hospital within half an hour of the shooting with multiple gunshot wounds to his buttocks and a shoulder injury. According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office investigation, Lawrence admitted to his uncle who dropped him off at Manatee Memorial that he had been shot during an armed robbery in which an accomplice had been killed.
On Monday afternoon, Lawrence pleaded...
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