Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-254

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 30, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Homicide

    The victim was on the phone with 911 operators and the dispatchers heard multiple gunshots.
    • Saturday
    • June 29, 2013
    • Time: 3:05 PM
    • Area of Interstates 4 and 75

    Victim:

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

    Suspect Vehicle:

    • Gray newer model Ford Taurus with tinted windows

    Details:

    On June 29, 2013, at approximately 3:05 p.m., Tampa Police Department received a 911 call from the victim stating that someone was following him. The victim then stated that he was in the area of 50th and Columbus Drive and would be getting on the Interstate traveling toward Orlando. The victim was just outside of Tampa Police Department’s jurisdiction and the victim was transferred to Florida Highway Patrol and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. While on the phone the victim stated that the vehicle following him had earlier pulled up next to his vehicle and someone displayed what appeared to be a semi automatic weapon to him. The victim stated that he had done nothing to cause someone to follow him. The victim stayed on the phone with 911 operators and the dispatchers heard multiple gunshots. According to a witness in the area, the victim then pulled off the roadway and the suspect vehicle fled the scene. This occurred in the area of Interstate 4 in the eastbound lane.

    It is unknown what occurred to cause the shooting. The victim died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

    Interstate 4 was closed for approximately 8 hours with traffic being diverted off of the interstate so that detectives could investigate the scene and walk the interstate looking for any evidence relative to the homicide.

    The 911 calls will not be released as they are part of the active investigation.
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