Armed man seen chasing subjects in Sarasota

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The Sarasota Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect who, wielding a gun, chased two men through a neighborhood Saturday morning.

Surveillance video shows the two men running, with the possibly armed suspect trailing behind. 

Deputies believe two other people may be involved, who were seen driving an older model white, four-door SUV in the same area.

Deputies were called to the 2500 block of Parma Street in Sarasota around 9:40 Saturday morning after neighbors heard what sounded like a gunshot. 

When deputies got there, they were unable to find any suspects or the men who appeared to have been chased, but a resident provided surveillance video showing part of what happened.

Investigators are now searching for who they believe to be a white or Hispanic male with dark hair, 20-30 years old, between 5’06 and 5’08, with a medium build. 

He was wearing a blue, short-sleeved shirt and blue pants.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office at 941-861-4260 or the Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), online at