UPDATE – Arrest Made in 17th Street Shooting

NEWS RELEASE 24-023 - MAY 22, 2024
Brookins, Darryl Bernard

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Sarasota man on three charges following a weekend shooting.

Darryl Bernard Brookins (4/10/96) was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Task Force. Brookins has been identified as the suspect in the shooting that occurred in the Tallywood Centre Plaza parking lot on 17th Street in Sarasota early in the morning of Saturday, May 18.

Sheriff’s deputies initially responded to a reported shooting in the plaza at approximately 3:30 a.m., Saturday, where they found one victim, identified as Tommie L. Battie IV, deceased. Four other victims were transported to area hospitals in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

Brookins has been charged with murder, attempted murder, and as a felon in possession of a firearm. He will be booked into the Sarasota County Correctional Facility.