SARASOTA, FL – A 28-year-old Sarasota man shot and killed another man outside an apartment complex on Block 1000 of Marlin Lakes Circle on Wednesday around 7 pm, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement the press.
Witnesses told deputies that the two men were arguing before several shots were fired. Perkins fled and deputies found the victim lying in an open passage between apartments, the SCSO said.
MPs sought out the suspect, who later called 9-1-1 to report that he was attacked by the victim. When they found Perkins, he admitted to the shooting.
During the investigation, deputies discovered that Perkins and the victim knew each other and argued on the Wednesday before the shooting, the SCSO said. Detectives determined that Parkins did not shoot the victim in self-defense.
Perkins and the victim live in the Marlin Lake Circle. Because of the Marsy Act, the victim’s name will not be released, the SCSO said.
Perkins faces second-degree murder charges.