LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Jerome Edward Hayes, the alleged road rage suspect, had a prior arrest for a separate crime, LALATE can exclusively report. Jerome Edward Hayes turned himself in as the alleged road rage gunman from the I-4 Tampa, Florida shooting last weekend. Police were searching for Hayes’ Ford Taurus after the alleged shooting of Fred William Turner, Jr., of Orlando Saturday. Jerome Edward Hayes has now turned himself in.
LALATE can report that Jerome Edward Hayes was arrested at least just once before. He was booked in 2007 for alleged conduct regarding a recycler facility.
Last weekend, the I-4 Tampa shooting left a community horrified when a man pulled alongside Turner’s car and fatally shot him. But shortly after turning himself into police in Hillsborough County Jail, Hayes was charged. He now faces first-degree murder charge. No details about bail have yet to been released to news.
A press conference is set for this afternoon. Motive remains unclear. Much of the details of the case came from Turner’s 911 call. “The caller stated that he had done nothing to cause someone to follow him. The caller stayed on the phone with 911 operators and the dispatchers heard multiple gunshots”, officials told news.
Police will claim that Hayes allegedly used a semi-automatic weapon. “While on the phone, the caller stated that the vehicle following him had earlier pulled up next to his vehicle and someone displayed what appeared to be a semi-automatic weapon to him,” said officials.