Murder-Suicide in Area of 3900 Clark Road (UPDATE)

NEWS RELEASE 23-060 - OCTOBER 19, 2023

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is continuing an investigation into a murder-suicide at the 3900 block of Clark Road Wednesday evening at approximately 5:11p.m.

Investigators have identified Morgan Dana Kronstadt (DOB 06/26/1985) of Bradenton as the shooter who entered a business yesterday and shot an individual before shooting herself. Per Marsy’s Law, the sheriff’s office cannot provide further identifiable details.

It is believed that the suspect entered through the front door and locked it from the inside before locating and shooting the victim. Three other subjects, who were present at the time of the shooting, escaped uninjured out the rear of the business and called 911. Upon arrival, deputies found a locked front door and forcibly gained entry to the business, where they discovered both the victim and Kronstadt. The victim was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and later pronounced deceased. Kronstadt was deceased at the scene.

The sheriff’s office is investigating whether Kronstadt, a former business employee, had posted a message earlier that day on the business’s Facebook page referencing personal and professional issues. This post has since been taken down. There is still an active criminal investigation, but there is no danger or threat to the community.