Sheriff's Office Investigating Shooting/Homicide

                                                                                                             NEWS RELEASE 24-004 - FEBRUARY 3, 2024
Battie, Terrell

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that resulted in a homicide in the area of North Lockwood Meadows Blvd. in Sarasota on Friday, February 2.

At approximately 4:09 p.m., deputies responded to the area following reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located the victim, Brittney M. Dixon (10/9/87), unresponsive from an apparent gunshot wound outside the residence. Dixon was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital but ultimately succumbed to her injuries.

Investigators determined that Terrell Donald Battie (4/18/95) shot Dixon following an argument outside the residence. Battie was taken into custody at the scene and charged with murder without premeditation. He was subsequently transported to the Sarasota County Correctional Facility without incident. This case remains under investigation.

The sheriff’s office reminds the public there is no threat to public safety at this time.