Florida man called his father before he was killed alongside his friends | 3 Dead – 3 friends from Florida who planned to go fishing late Friday evening were found dead after one of them attempted to call his father for help, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a news conference.
“These folks appear to be beaten and shot,” the sheriff said. “I’ve been to a lot of murder scenes in my life and this ranks among the worst I’ve been to.”
The sheriff’s office identified the three victims as Damion Tillman, 23, Keven Springfield, 30, and Brandon Rollins, 27. Judd said officers believe there were likely multiple suspects. One of the victims, likely Tillman, arrived at the scene first and was killed when the two other victims arrived in a pickup truck, according to the sheriff.
“They were shot up,” he said. “But here’s what the murderers didn’t count on: that one of our victims, Brandon Rollins, was able to call his father, and say ‘help.’”
Rollins’ father was sleeping at home about 10 minutes away and drove to the scene as soon as he got the call, Judd said. But after leaving his cell phone at home, he drove back to a local convenient store to ask for help. Rollins’ father arrived and found his son, who was still alive and able to briefly talk to him before he died.
Three Florida friends who planned to go fishing late Friday evening were found dead after one of them attempted to call his father for help.