"We opened the doors, but we never smelled anything right. So it just kind of surprised me really," Pablo said.
Pablo told FOX13 he made it very clear to investigators there were three people in the car.
“The investigator came to the hospital to ask me some questions. I kind of explained it to him they were two different people with me,” he said.
Police Director Mike Rallings claimed the complete opposite.
“He only advised that he and victim number two were in the vehicle when the shooting occurred,” Rallings said. "So, that is also part of the investigation. But preliminary investigation from reviewing his statements and body worn camera footage contradicts that and that is not the case."
For Memphis police, it’s an embarrassment. They are conducting internal investigations into the incident and overall policies.
It’s unclear if the mistake cost a man his life.
“Great question,” Rallings said. "We are waiting on the results of the autopsy from the Medical Examiner’s office.”
While police wait, Pablo is left wondering how this happened.
“It’s messed up, and I'm very disappointed,” he said. “I'm very disappointed.”