NEWS RELEASE 20-104 - AUGUST 24, 2020
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man and woman in connection with a shooting that occurred Friday evening in the parking lot of a Venice apartment complex.
Deputies initially responded around 5:30 p.m., after receiving multiple reports of a shooting outside an apartment building on Falls of Venice Circle. Based on witness statements, detectives learned the victim arrived at the incident location to buy drugs from three subjects in a black Kia Sportage. A short time later, one male passenger later identified as Sean Clarke, DOB 08/24/97, was seen firing a handgun several times at the victim before he fled from the scene with the other two subjects. The victim was driven to the hospital by an associate where he was treated for two non-fatal gunshot wounds to the back. Through investigation, detectives determined the suspect vehicle was registered to Promise Kinsey, DOB 06/07/98, who later admitted to driving Clarke and another passenger to her friend’s house immediately after the shooting. Kinsey was taken into custody late Friday night, and with support from the agency’s Tactical Unit, Clarke was arrested on Saturday.
Clarke, of 373 Gardenia Road in Venice, is charged with a single count of Attempted Murder. He remains in custody today at the Sarasota County Correctional Facility without bond. Kinsey, of 3400 Beneva Road, Unit 213, in Sarasota, is charged with Accessory After the Fact to Attempted Murder and was released Saturday on $7,500 bond. The investigation is ongoing.