Press Release

Subject: Homicide Investigation (ARREST)
Incident Type:
Incident Date/Time 4/5/2019 9:00:00 AM
Expire Date/Time 5/5/2019 9:00:00 AM
Case Number: 2018-030843
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Person/Suspect Info

Case Number: 2018-030843


Location: 2608 17th St. East, Bradenton

Victim(s): Breyon Pittman Race/Sex: B/M Victim(s) D.O.B: 03/01/1996

withheld Race/Sex: B/M

Suspect(s): Arnell Elrod, B/M, DOB 12/26/1983

Suspect Description: B/M wearing a white shirt


UPDATE: (04/4/19)

Based on investigative leads, detectives in the Manatee Homicide Investigative Unit have developed Probable Cause to arrest Arnell Elrod (DOB 12/26/1983) with 2nd Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm By a Convicted Felon the 11/17/18 homicide of Breyon Pittman (D.O.B: 03/01/1996)

With the assistance of our Violent Crimes Task Force, Arnell Elrod was located at his residence and arrested without incident.


Shortly after 9 pm (11/17/18) deputies received a call about a shooting. An unknown black male was found deceased in a vehicle in front of 2608 17th St. E.

Witnesses tell detectives they heard gun shots and then saw the vehicle crash into a ditch. They also saw a black male in a white shirt exit the passenger side of the vehicle and flee on foot. Deputies searched the area but that subject was not located. The investigation continues.