NEWS RELEASE 20-122 - OCTOBER 02, 2020
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested an 82-year-old Nokomis man in connection with a fatal shooting at the Palm & Pines Mobile & RV Park.
Deputies were first called around 2:20 p.m. on Thursday for reports of a shooting inside the Palm & Pines park office located at 255 North Tamiami Trail in Nokomis. When deputies arrived, they located a 52-year-old woman deceased inside the office with several gunshot wounds. They also made contact with a park resident, David White, DOB 08/17/38, who was being detained by two bystanders in his vehicle nearby. According to witnesses, White was alone with the victim inside the park office when the shooting occurred. Through investigation, detectives learned the suspect was in the process of being evicted from the park. A black revolver and ammunition were found in White’s pocket at the time of his arrest. The victim’s identity is being withheld due to Marsy’s Law.
White, of 255 North Tamiami Trail, Lot 68, is charged with a single count of Murder. He remains in custody at the Sarasota County Correctional Facility without bond while the investigation continues.