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Police: Man stomps on victim's head after fatal shooting

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Posted at 9:58 AM, Oct 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-19 09:58:00-04

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Bradenton police are searching for a suspect who witnesses say fatally shot a man known as the "ice cream man" during an argument and then stomped on his head while small children were nearby.

Police say Jose Luis Mendoza-Aguilar and the suspect had been arguing near an intersection Saturday evening when the suspect pulled a handgun and shot the victim several times. While Mendoza-Aguilar was lying on the ground, the suspect stomped on his head and then drove away in a silver or gold pickup truck.

The victim died at a hospital later that night.

Nearby resident Esbeyda Agustin tells the Bradenton Herald that the victim was shot where he frequently sold ice cream from a cart.

Investigators have described the suspect as a short, thin, Hispanic man in his late 20s.