North Port police release image of I-75 shooting victim in hopes of finding shooting suspect

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North Port shooting death investigation (NPPD)

The North Port Police Department conducted a shooting death investigation in Sarasota County Saturday, according to a release from the department.

The incident happened Saturday on southbound I-75 between Sumter Boulevard and Toledo Blade Boulevard around 3:45 a.m., where lanes were blocked for several hours before being restored to normal traffic flow.

Police say they were called in regarding a person being shot while driving. The victim died at the scene.

NPPD released the name of the victim, Javaris Miller, 23, in hopes it would help identify the shooting suspect.

At the time of the shooting, Miller was driving a white four-door 2019 Cadillac XTS. He was traveling from Palmetto area along I-75 leading up to the shooting.

If anyone saw the vehicle involved in the shooting you are asked to contact North Port police with details.

Photo via NPPD


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