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Alleged Gang Member Accused of Deadly 2014 Unsolved Shooting, Police Say

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Source: Manatee County Sheriff’s Office

Jun. 30 2022, Published 1:04 p.m. ET

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Authorities in Western Florida identified and arrested a suspect in connection to the gang-related slaying of a man over seven years ago.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, detectives recently had enough probable cause to charge Pedro “Pedico” Garcia with the second-degree murder of Samuel “Spanky” Conde, a member of the street gang SUR13.

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In the early morning hours of Dec. 20, 2014, Conde was among a large group at a house in Bradenton that was known to illegally sell beer after bars in the area closed, WWSB reported.

While at the residence, members of SUR13 got into a dispute with a rival gang and an unknown assailant shot and killed Conde.

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"Due to the nature of the murder, witnesses remained tight lipped as to what occurred, and never did provide information about why Conde was shot,” the sheriff’s office said, according to WTSP.

Garcia is currently serving time in prison in connection to unrelated firearm convictions.

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