Fred William Turner, Jr. was tragically at the wrong place at the wrong time.
And then add a strip club, an adult store, a gun and a hothead to the mix.
On Saturday afternoon, Tampa cops got a 911 call from Fred William Turner, Jr. stating that someone had been following him that had pulled up next to his car earlier and brandished what appeared to be a semi-automatic weapon near I-4 just outside of Tampa, according to a news release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
The 47-year-old Orlando man also allegedly told dispatchers that he had done nothing to cause someone to follow him.
As the man stayed on the phone, 911 dispatchers said they then heard some serious gunfire, which they later learned were from a gun that killed Turner, who died at the scene as a result of his injuries.
Now it seems the fatal shooting was the result of mistaken identity, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
The shooting suspect, Jerome Edward Hayes, a 48-year-old St. Cloud resident, reportedly turned himself in to authorities.
How could such a thing happen?
Hillsborough County sheriff's officials said that earlier that afternoon Hayes got into a fight and then booted from a Tampa strip club. At the same time Turner had walked out of a nearby Tampa adult store and video arcade. Hayes mistakeningly thought Turner was the man he had fought inside the strip club and took off after him.Copyright © 2015, CT Now