‘He hit Fritz,’ father says about son’s suspected killer

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The father of a man killed driving down Summerlin Road believes his son was targeted even as law enforcement sources say Friedrich “Fritz” Timmerman was killed by a stray bullet.

The investigation into Fritz Timmerman’s death was upgraded to a homicide investigation on March 16, which was the day after Fritz Timmerman died and hit a concrete retainer wall.

His father, Werner Timmerman, has begun a separate investigation to look into the death of his son. At the scene of the accident, Werner Timmer circled what he believes are three bullet holes just feet from where his son was found dead.

A fourth bullet hole was left in his son’s head, Werner Timmerman said.

The shooter may have been sitting across the street in Hunter Park where Werner Timmerman recovered clothes he believes belong to a suspect.

The father said he hopes people in the nearby community, sometimes referred to as Crime Manor, speak with police if they have any information about his son’s death.

“He hit Fritz,” Werner Timmerman said. “He did ‘Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!'” I hope people in Crime Manor — because the killer must still be in Pine Manor — come out with any small information. Please call the police.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 239-477-1000 or CrimeStoppers at 800-780-TIPS.

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