Florida trio shot dead after being brutally beaten up during fishing trip, cops suspect 'more than 1 killer'
The Sheriff's Office revealed, 'When the father arrived he found his son Brandon barely alive, and his two friends already deceased'
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA: The Polk County Sheriff's Office has been investigating a triple homicide in Frostproof.
Three men were brutally murdered after being beaten up and shot while they were out on a fishing trip together in Florida. One of the men had managed to call his father and 'crying for help' as he died.
All three men – Damion Tillman, 23; Keven Springfield, 30; and Brandon Rollins, 27 had been described as best friends for years, their friends and family had revealed. They all died on Friday night, July 17.
Tillman, Springfield, and Rollins had taken a fishing trip to a popular lake in Frostproof which is located around 70 miles south of Orlando in central Florida. According to deputies, the three were found dead with upper body trauma, click Orlando reveals.
The bodies had been found near Lake Streety Road and US Highway 27. Investigators shared that around 10.06 pm on Friday, Rollins had managed to call his father and had said "help."
During a press conference, Sheriff Grady Judd revealed, "His dad knew Brandon had gone fishing with his two friends, Kevin and Damion. Brandon’s dad drove to Lake Streety Road. When he arrived he found his son Brandon barely alive, and his two friends deceased."
Officials shared that when the first responders had arrived, all the three men were dead.
Judd also shared that Tillman had gone to Lake Streety first and had arrived by himself. Rollins and Springfield arrived after with Tillman being beaten up by unknown attackers. The two intervened to help Tillman and were shot, Daily Mail reports.
After Rollins managed to call his father, his father rushed to where his son had said he was going fishing. The Sheriff's Office had said in a press release, "When he arrived he found his son Brandon barely alive, and his two friends deceased."
"Brandon was able to say a few things to his dad, which we are not releasing at this time." Rollins' father had left his home without his cellphone and had to return to a nearby station from where he called 911.
Judd revealed, "This is a horrific scene. I've been to a lot of murder scenes in my life and this ranks among the worst I've been to." He shared that it was likely that there was more than one killer and that the victims knew their murderers.
Judd said, "We are seeking leads; we need help so we can solve this crime sooner rather than later because there are one or more, we suspected more, murderers, that killed three people in a quiet community."
"You don't just stumble upon somebody out here. It's not like there's a lot of people around here. As you can see, it's cow pastures and lakes," Judd shared.
The authorities have announced a $5,000 reward for any information on the horrific attack.
Social media users have been left horrified by the crime and took to commenting on the same. One such user wrote, "This is horrible! Please pray that God comforts the families of these victims and that the Polk County Sheriff’s Office quickly arrests those responsible."
Another wrote, "Holy s*** this is the stuff that makes scary movies with , just terrible I mean terrible."