Florida Police Believe A Serial Killer Has Struck Again

Florida Police Believe A Serial Killer Has Struck Again

Ronald Felton, 60, was gunned down early Tuesday morning just blocks away from a memorial for three other murder victims who were shot to death within a two-week span in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa last month.

Police believe the four killings, none of which involved a robbery or other obvious motive, may be related.

Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said police are treating the case as if it is linked to three previous murders in Seminole Heights.

Police are investigating what they are calling a suspicious death.

"We are going to stay on this until they catch this guy", pledged Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn.

His death may offer more clues in the murders, since a witness was able to provide police with a description of a suspect. "He is described as a black male, 6' to 6'2" in height, with a thin build, light complexion, dressed in all black, armed with a large black pistol, and wearing a black baseball cap. Lauderdale, with three men killed, while a killer in Tampa is believed to be responsible for a series of street shootings in one neighborhood.

Eight schools in Seminole Heights were placed on lock-in as a precautionary measure for part of the morning on Tuesday. "Make sure your video is up and running", said Dugan.

Rick Fifer, who lives and works in Seminole Heights as the owner of Vintage Homes Realty, has noticed far fewer pedestrians and had a couple of people cancel home showings because they got "cold feet" after the shootings. "Residents are allowed to leave, however Nebraska Av remains closed in both directions". Motorists are urged to find alternate routes.

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Last week, Seminole Heights residents returned to some normalcy following last month's murders with a "Taste of the Heights" celebration.

Monica Hoffa, 32, was found dead in a vacant lot on October 13 after being shot. Two days later, 32-year-old Monica Hoffa, was slain. She was shot and killed.

Surveillance video from on the night of the first murder shows a hooded person of interest walking down the street and checking their phone before stepping out of frame. In a security video taken moments after Benjamin Mitchell became the first victim on October 9, the suspect is running from the scene.

The reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect now stands at $41,000. People can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.

This is a breaking news story.

Felton, a father of three, was reportedly on his way to feed the homeless at his church when tragedy struck.

Police identified Felter as the victim not long after the shooting.

A body was found in the street in Seminole Heights on the morning of November 14.