Sarasota man, 19, killed in North Port shooting

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A 19-year-old man was killed in a shooting early Wednesday morning on Porto Chico Avenue, the North Port Police Department said.

Trent Bartol-Thomas, of Sarasota, died after police responded around 1:30 a.m. to the 8100 block of Porto Chico Avenue in reference to a shooting.

Around 10 people were inside the home and two masked men came inside and a fight ensued, according to witness testimony obtained by police.

Following the shooting, the suspects left the home in a silver minivan, police said. The suspects remain at large

Anyone with information should call Detective Chris Maki at 941-429-7323‬.

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