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Woman and child found dead in Bradenton apartment fire

Woman and child found dead in Bradenton apartment fire”

- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office has arrested 20-year-old Larry Bernard Williams on 2 counts of murder and 1 count of arson in connection with an early morning fire that killed 2.

Cedar Hammock Fire Department and Manatee County Sheriff's Office arrived to find Diamond Shelman, 18, and 8-month-old Jeremiah Shelman, deceased. They lived in the Avalon Square Apartments complex at 3506 14th St. W.

The firefighter called for assistance.

Cedar Hammock and the State Fire Marshall are investigating the cause of the fire.

The two victims were found in the apartment, a Manatee sheriff's office news release said.

Authorities said the woman had injuries that were inconsistent with the fire, which appeared to be arson.

The deaths and the fire are under investigation. Stay with ABC Action News for updates.

Anyone with information should contact the MCSO at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.



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