19-Year-Old University of Tampa Student Fatally Shot While Trying to Get Into Wrong Vehicle

Carson Senfield, 19, was gunned down in Tampa early Saturday. (Courtesy of the Senfield family)

A University of Tampa student — and native New Yorker — was shot and killed over the weekend after he tried to get into a stranger’s car by mistake, authorities said.

Carson Senfield, a 2021 Orchard Park High School graduate, celebrated his 19th birthday just a day before his tragic death on Saturday, according to his family.

“We spoke with him two days before, he was celebrating his birthday with friends on Friday evening,” heartbroken father Darren Senfield told Buffalo’s Channel 2.

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“He enjoyed his people whether they were in WNY or his people in Tampa. He was such a generator of great vibes.”

Carson Senfield with his parents and siblings. (Courtesy of the Senfield family)

Police say that Senfield was hanging out with friends on South Howard Avenue before calling an Uber back to his home on West Arch Street around 1 a.m.

After he exited his Uber, Senfield apparently tried to enter another vehicle with a man sitting in the driver’s seat.

The driver, who did not know Senfield, shot him in the upper body, and the teen was pronounced dead at the scene, cops said.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Olivia Land

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