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Authorities seek suspect in fatal Citrus County shooting

FLORAL CITY — Authorities said they were seeking a Bradenton man in connection with an early Sunday shooting that left a woman dead.

The shooting happened shortly before 4 a.m. at 10495 E Rabbit Lane near Floral City, which property records show is a mobile home.

Citrus County deputies responded to the Sleepy Hollow Bar and Grill, several blocks south of the shooting scene, where witnesses had taken the victim, Deseray Lynn Bowles, 24, of Inverness. Bowles was transported to Citrus Memorial Hospital, where she died.

The Sheriff's Office said detectives were looking for Gregory Scott Holub, 29, of Bradenton in connection with the shooting. Investigators did not specify what charges he would face.

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Holub was convicted in 2005 in Citrus of lewd and lascivious battery of a child between the ages of 12 and 15 and served time in state prison.

Required to register as a sex offender, Holub listed his permanent address as being in Bradenton. But in January, he also registered a temporary address, according to the FDLE — a home near Floral City, a few miles from the shooting scene.

Holub was last seen near the intersection of Pintail Drive and Rabbit Lane, the Sheriff's Office said. He was believed to be armed and dangerous.

The Sheriff's Office asked that anyone who knows his whereabouts call 911 or, to be eligible for a cash reward, contact Crime Stoppers of Citrus County by calling toll-free 1-888-269-8477.

Authorities seek suspect in fatal Citrus County shooting 03/31/13 [Last modified: Sunday, March 31, 2013 11:03pm]
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