SWFL man who shot into apartment surrenders to police after standoff

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Sarasota Police Department

A man wearing a tactical vest and badge shot into a Sarasota apartment early Saturday morning.

Around 12:10 a.m., the Sarasota Police Department says Ryan Flanzer, 25, arrived at 1350 Main Street in downtown Sarasota. He identified himself as a process server—a person tasked with serving warrants or subpoenas—and was allowed entry onto the third floor.

Flanzer then shot several rounds of ammunition into the door of an apartment, police say. The unit was unoccupied, and no one was injured, according to officials.

The suspect then fled the scene in a dark colored SUV.

The Sarasota Police Department says Flanzer barricaded himself inside a Westin hotel room afterward. Officials were eventually able to talk Flanzer into surrendering. No shots were fired and no one was injured during his surrender.

At this time, the investigation is still ongoing.

Photos of the suspect can be seen below:

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