Three friends were going on a fishing trip in Florida when they were violently beaten and shot to death, according to Polk County Sheriff, who called the crime scene one of the worst he has ever seen.
The victims were identified as Damion Tillman, 23, Keven Springfield, 30, and Brandon Rollins, 27 they were all found dead Friday near US Highway 27 in the city of Frostproof not far from where the friends agreed to meet at for some night fishing.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Tillman was the first one to arrive at the fishing spot, and investigators believe he was almost immediately attacked upon arrival. Rollins and Springfield arrived in separate vehicles and arrived as Tillman was being murdered. Investigators believe they too were immediately attacked and shot.
Judd said the group of best friends were “massacred.” and “Here’s what the murderers didn’t count on,” Judd said. “One of our victims, Brandon Rollins, was able to call his father and say, ‘help.’”
Rollins's father showed up and call 911 for help Rollins was the only one still alive but passed before emergency vehicles could reach him.
According to DailyMail
Three best friends killed after being beaten and shot while out fishing in Florida may have been the victims of a targeted attack, police say.
Damion Tillman, 23; Keven Springfield, 30; and Brandon Rollins, 27, all died in the Friday night massacre. They were found by the father of one of the men who managed to call for help just before he died.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said: 'You don’t just stumble upon somebody out here.' He described the crime scene as 'the worst I have ever seen'.
The three men were fishing at a popular lake in Frostproof, 70 miles south of Orlando in central Florida.
Tillman traveled to Lake Streety first and arrived by himself, according to sheriff Judd.
When Rollins and Springfield arrived soon after, Tillman was being beaten by unknown attackers, and the two friends intervened to help Tillman and were shot.
Rollins called his father at about 10pm Friday and managed to only say 'help.'