Man shot woman in front of deputy in Sarasota

shot woman in front of deputy in Sarasota

SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Police said a man fatally shot a woman in Sarasota. The man was then fatally shot.

Authorities reported a gunshot case and a woman screaming. After responding to the situation, officers found the man who shot a woman.

Records say an officer fired at the man after he shot the woman. The man got serious injures. The man was later pronounced dead. According to Sarasota Police Chief Jim Rieser, it is not sure whether the man died because of the officer or from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police Chief Rieser said the deputy involved in the shooting did not suffer injuries. However, the deputy was placed on administrative leave under department policy.

The Police Department has not released the identity of the people involved, neither the suspect nor the woman.

The investigation is going on.


25-year-old U.S. Army veteran, father of 4, killed in a crash a week before Christmas in Sarasota

killed in a crash a week before Christmas in Sarasota

SARASOTA, FLORIDA: As per the reports, a U.S. Army veteran was killed in a deadly motorcycle crash a week before Christmas.

Karlos Mettellus, 25, was a father of a baby girl and three little boys ages 3, 5, and 7.

Records show the crash happened at the intersection of Boyette Road and Christina Drive near Riverview High School.

Brittane Mettelus shared the memories with her late husband. “He’s my best friend and now he’s gone, I don’t know what to do without him,” Brittane Mettelus said. “It’s so hard when they’re crying, asking for their dad, where he’s at if he’s coming home. It’s heartbreaking.”

“When I first met him, I did not like him at all,” she said. “He was just some skinny kid who was bothering me but then we got together in high school and we’ve been together ever since. He was so happy to have a daughter finally after so many boys. He had his little girl and she just became a daddy’s girl. When he’d walk in, she’d go straight to him. She’d forget all about mom.”

She was heartbroken while sharing all those beautiful memories. “He would show me pictures of Germany and everything and I’d be like that’s so cool, I wish I was there, or when he was in Kuwait he’d be in this little hut with just sand everywhere,” she said.

“He was on his way home and just never made it home,” Mettelus said, in the evening on Dec 17, Karlos had just left a motorcycle shop. “(The mechanic) said the bike was perfectly fine,” she said.

She said the children were preparing to open their gifts on Friday morning. “Cause I don’t want this time to be about sadness for them,” she said. “I want them to be happy that it’s Christmas, that their dad loved them so much, that he would go out, spoil them. They loved to be spoiled by him. He loved spoiling his kids.”


Florida man found dead body inside a trash can in Sarasota

SARASOTA, Fla.: As per the recently released reports, a Florida man found a badly decomposing body inside a trash can. The reports say the man had been storing a trash can for a friend for more than two months.

 dead body inside a trash can in Sarasota

According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, the unidentified man had been holding the 55-gallon container for a friend who promised to retrieve it later.

When the friend did not return after two months the man smelled a foul odor and opened the container and found a decomposing body.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating to find out the identity of the dead body. Reports say an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

Pregnant mother of two killed in a crash on River Road

  1. The reports say a mother was killed in a crash on River Road Sunday morning.

mother of two killed in a crash in Sarasota

Cortney Kauffman was a nursing assistant at a rehabilitation center in Venice.

“She was my world. We were best friends way before we got together,” said Kauffman’s fiancé, Jeffrey Jones. “My kids will never get to see their mother again. It’s the hardest thing in the world to tell your kids their mother is in Heaven.” Kauffman was pregnant with their third child.

Records say Kauffman was driving north on River Road, just four miles away from work around 5:20 in the morning. Troopers say a woman in a white Honda crashed into her.

“The vehicle that was going southbound drifted into the northbound lane, causing a head-on collision,” said Trooper Ken Watson.

Kauffman was pronounced dead at the scene. “During our investigation, we realized there had been a call to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a vehicle that had been driving erratically within that area and within that time frame, also during the investigation and visiting with our at-fault driver at the hospital, there may have been signs of impairment,” said Trooper Watson. However, lab results are pending for the driver that caused the crash.

“I really just want justice. I honestly think that the driver needs to be held accountable,” said Jones. “My kids lost their mother and a brother and a sister and our whole life is messed up over this now. I told my kids this morning and they went and picked two flowers, held them up in the sky, and gave them to mommy.”

Criminal charges are pending.