Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-255

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 2, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Arrest Made In Interstate Homicide

    Jerome Hayes fatally shot Fred Turner.

    • Monday
    • July 1, 2013
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Orient Road Jail


    Fred William Turner, Jr.
    DOB: 6-9-66
    10565 Bastille Lane, #107
    Orlando, Florida


    Jerome Edward Hayes
    DOB: 9-23-64
    70 Nesting Loop
    St. Cloud, Florida


    • 1st Degree Murder With A Firearm


    On July 1, 2013 at approximately 10:50 a.m. suspect Jerome Hayes turned himself in at the Orient Road Jail. Hayes was wanted in connection with the homicide of Fred William Turner, Jr., that was killed on Interstate 4 on June 29, 2013.

    On June 29, 2013 at approximately 3:01 p.m. the victim (who identified himself as Fred Turner) was transferred to the Florida Highway Patrol dispatch after making a 911 call. The victim advised FHP dispatch that he was being followed by an unknown white male, who was armed with a pistol as he was traveling east bound on I-4. The victim further advised that he initially observed the suspect as he (victim) left a store (later determined to be Tampa Gold Club & Tres Equis, 6222 Adamo Drive, Tampa), at which time he first observed the suspect to be parked on the side of the road (Adamo Drive). The victim advised that the suspect was driving a newer model dark gray Ford Taurus. During the 911 call, the victim advised that the suspect was less than a car length behind him. Shortly thereafter, the victim advised that the suspect is pulling along the right side of his (victim’s) vehicle. Unknown noises are then heard (possibly gunfire or bullets striking the victim’s vehicle). After the unknown noises, the victim fell silent and no longer responded to the dispatcher. A short time later, the victim was found to be deceased on the north side of the eastbound lane of I-4 and I-75, by the responding FHP trooper and deputies.

    During the course of the investigation detectives learned that prior to the shooting, the victim was at Tres Equis located at 6222 Adamo Drive, Tampa. It was also learned that two unknown white males had engaged in a physical altercation with a patron while inside the Tampa Gold Club at 6222 Adamo Drive, Tampa. The Tampa Gold Club and Tres Equis are separate businesses, which share the same building and parking lot. As a result of the confrontation, the two unknown white males were made to leave the premises. The two unknown males were observed entering a Gray Ford Taurus, which matched the description of the vehicle that had been given by the victim. Additionally, one of the unknown white males was observed retrieving an unknown object out of the trunk of the vehicle, prior to pulling out of the parking lot. Several minutes later, the victim drove out of the parking lot and the unknown white males in the Gray Ford Taurus were observed to follow behind the victim, westbound on Adamo Drive. Shortly thereafter, an independent witness observed the driver of a vehicle (believed to be the Ford Taurus) waving a gun at an individual (believed to be the victim) who was driving a green Mustang, in the vicinity of Columbus and 50th Street.

    Detectives were able to identify one of the suspects as Jerome Hayes. The Ford Taurus was recovered in Orlando at the suspect’s residence as well as a couple of firearms.

    On July 1, 2013, the suspect, Jerome Hayes turned himself in to the Orient Road Jail.

    The investigation continues.

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