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Florida man charged with murdering his brother 5 days after being released from jail, sheriff says

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A Florida man who had been out of jail for five days when his 19-year-old brother was shot has been charged with his murder, authorities said.

Daniel Redman, 29, left his brother Brenden Redman lying in a driveway in Inverness with apparent gunshot wounds on January 14, the The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Redman fled the scene and Brendan Redman was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

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Investigators identified the suspect as Redman, who was released from jail Jan. 9, the sheriff’s office said. Police have not said what led to the shooting.

Daniel Redman, 29, allegedly shot and killed his 19-year-old brother and left him lying in a driveway in Inverness on January 14.
(Citrus County Sheriff’s Office)

Minutes after initiating a search for Redman, the sheriff’s office said deputies and a K-9 unit tracked him to an RV about a quarter of a mile away.

Deputies found Redman holding another victim, who had “obvious injuries”, hostage, authorities said. Redman eventually acceded to the deputies’ request to release the hostage.

However, Redman refused to obey and put his hands up, instead going behind his belt, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies shot Redman once and immediately administered first aid until first responders arrived and rushed him to hospital.

“The immediate action and quick thinking our deputies have shown in this gruesome situation speaks volumes about the rigorous training they undergo to serve our citizens,” said Sheriff Mike Prendergast. “In this situation, every second counted, where our deputies were able to react immediately and save the life of another victim.”

Since the Jan. 14 shooting, Redman has been held by deputies while receiving medical treatment.

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On Friday, the sheriff’s office announced that Redman had been formally arrested and charged with premeditated murder, kidnapping with intent to commit/commit a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, shooting / launch a deadly missile into a dwelling / a means of transport and burglary with the battery.

“I commend our outstanding team of professionals for their dedication and thoroughness during this difficult matter,” Prendergast said.

Redman was being held at Lake Butler Correctional Facility.