Three best friends who went fishing in Florida were found beaten
and shot to death at what the sheriff called one of the most
"horrific" crime scenes he'd ever seen.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd identified the friends as Damion
Tillman, 23; Keven Springfield, 30; and Brandon Rollins, 27.
They were from Frostproof, a small city southeast of Tampa.
No suspects or motive have been identified in Friday night's
triple homicide, but Judd said investigators believe more than
one perpetrator was involved.
Judd said the group had planned to go catfishing at Lake
Streety, a fishing lake that Judd said is "about as far out in
the middle of the woods as you can get."
Tillman, who arrived at the lake first, was being killed when
Springfield and Rollins showed up in a second truck.
"They were shot up and ultimately murdered," Judd said.
Before he died, Judd said, Rollins called his father, who was at
home in bed and rushed to the lake. The father spoke to Rollins
before he died. Judd declined to say what Rollins told him.
Judd said it wasn't clear whether the friends knew their
assailants, but he added: "You don't just stumble upon someone
out here. This is a dirt road. A clay dirt road, way out in the
middle of what we call God's country."