SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE - Sarasota Police are seeking the public's help as they try to solve the shooting death of another young man on the streets of Newtown. Detectives identified the victim, who was shot dead at 29th Street and Goodrich Avenue late Wednesday, as Timothy Rainey, 18, a lifetime resident of Sarasota.
The dead man,Timothy Rainey, 18, has had past brushes with the law himself (drug charges) He was arrested at least twice in Sarasota County, according to jail records, for possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of cocaine and three probation violations. Court records do not show any prosecutions in adult court, however, and Rainey's last arrest appears to have been in January for violation of probation. The disposition of those criminal cases was not immediately available.
So far, five homicides have occurred this year in Newtown, young people frequently roam the streets of Newtown late at night, police and residents say.. The neighborhood where Rainey was shot is not far from where, on April 16 at about 3 a.m., two British tourists – James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24 – were shot in the 1700 block of Carver Court. A suspect, 16-year-old Shawn Tyson, is in custody in that case. Anyone with information about the Wednesday night homicide is asked to call Sarasota Police at (941) 954-7070.
Thursday, June 16, 2011, More Shootings In Newtown, Time for Sarasota To Impose a Curfew On Newtown Thugs Before We Have Dead Cops Laying In the Streets.
What has to happen before city, county and/or state officals take action to curb gang violence in Newtown? Does Sarasota need dead cops laying in the streets like in St Pete and Tampa murdered by black gang members before someone gets off their hands and clamps down on all the illicit street activity in Newtown?
“Open Season” on Cops In the St Pete & Tampa Fl area five (5) Police officers have been killed by black thug gang members. Uhurus (Black Panthers) in St Pete Fl are spreading the news that is OK to shoot the cops, “Africans Have a Right to Resist The Police“.
Since April 16th when the two British Tourists were slaughterd in “The Courts” section of Newtown by what appears to be thug Shawn Tyson and one of his gang members, there has been armed car jackings, armed robberies, drug dealers threatening residents with a shotgun (in broad daylight), one guy found on MLK with bullet holes in his legs, one guy found dead laying near MLK and just recently a Newtown resident answered his door and was shot by a man dressed all in black and “Nobody Knows Nuttin”, No Snitchin in Newtown.
Bill Warner Sarasota Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com