Dakota Smith, 15, shot and killed on Bradenton street

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Bradenton, Florida -- A 15-year-old boy was killed after he was shot on a Bradenton street Thursday evening.

Police say they received a call of gunshots in the 2500 block of 13th Avenue East around 8:55 p.m. When they arrived, they found Dakota Smith lying the roadway. He died at the scene.

Smith's neighbor Charles Price says witnesses told him they saw two men chasing Dakota and as he ran home and they shot him.

"He was walking through the park they were chasing him. He jumped over the fence they shot him," Price says.

Smith was a freshman at Horizon Academy, according to school officials. Price says Smith, his brother and mother moved to Bradenton about six months ago.

"He was a good kid nice to be around. I'm disabled and he would help me in my wife get groceries out of the car. We would sit and read the Bible talk about God. He was just a young man, teenager. He didn't deserve what happen to him," said Charles Price, Smith's neighbor.


Investigators are still seeking information in this shooting and are asking anyone with information to call Bradenton Police Detective James Curulla at 941-747-3011 ext. 224, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-634-8477 or send an anonymous E-tip through the web at www.manateecrimestoppers.com.

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