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Published On: Mon, Jul 1st, 2013

Jerome Hayes arrested for shooting death of Fred Turner on Florida interstate

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of man driving on Interstate 4.

Fred William Turner Jr

Fred William Turner Jr

Fred William Turner Jr, age 47, of Orlando was shot and killed Saturday afternoon while on the phone with 911 claiming someone was following him.

The dispatcher heard the shots fired.

Investigators arrested 48-year-old Jerome Edward Hayes of St. Cloud, who according to his lawyer, turned himself in voluntarily on Monday morning.

During a press conference Monday afternoon, Colonel Donna Lusczynski clarified that this incident did not stem from road rage, but rather a case of mistaken identity, “and being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Hayes and a friend of his got into an altercation with someone while at The Gold Club that day, waited outside for that person to leave, and then followed Turner as he left Tres Equis- thinking he was the man from their fight.

Turner was not ever engaged in the disagreement, and according to Colonel Lusczynski, he lost his life over a misunderstanding.

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  1. Dispatch Radio: July 6, 2013 – Guests Dr Vincent Racaneillo on coronavirus, Mike Smith from MediaMikes.com - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Bizarre mistaken identity case ends with man shot and killed on Florida interstate […]

  2. That Dude says:

    No, he lost his life due to the worthless, self absorbed existence of Jerome Hayes. If that POS ever sees the light of day I hope Turner has family that will put that dog down.

  3. Florida road rage shooting leaves one dead and shooter still at large - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Jerome Hayes arrested for shooting death of Fred Turner on Florida interstate […]

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