Tampa Police searching for suspect after fourth Seminole Heights murder

Share
Seminole Heights murder
Tampa Police K-9 unit patrols Seminole Heights murder scene. By Seán Kinane / WMNF News (14 Nov. 2017).

A fourth person has been shot dead in Tampa’s Southeast Seminole Heights neighborhood; last month Tampa Police suggested the murders could be the actions of a serial killer and released a video (see below) of a person who might have witnessed one of the murders.

After 60-year-old Ronald Felton was shot dead early Tuesday morning, Police say witnesses were able to describe the shooter. WMNF News spoke with Steven Hegarty, public information officer with the Tampa Police Department.

Listen:

Tampa Police
Tampa Police helicopter. By Seán Kinane / WMNF News (14 Nov. 2017).

The Tampa Bay Times reports that the victim, Felton, was an unemployed construction worker and volunteered several times a week at a food bank near where he was shot and killed.

Police were using a SWAT team and dogs to search Southeast Seminole Heights house by house. Tuesday afternoon, Tampa Police tweeted that: “Officers have completed their neighborhood survey, but are still actively conducting the investigation in the area. Residents are allowed to leave, however Nebraska Av remains closed in both directions.”

Watch:

Here’s video from TPD of person of interest in previous murder:

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report

 

You may also like

TECO customers criticize proposed rate increase

Listen: The Florida Public Service Commission held a public hearing...

Rendering of new baseball stadium with crown and palm trees surrounding it.
St. Petersburg city leaders discuss proposed new Rays Stadium

St. Petersburg City Council met for a workshop session Wednesday...

Florida Farmworkers Need More Legal Protections

A tragic bus accident killed 8 legal migrant farmworkers and...

The Scoop: Thurs. June 13th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

A book about banning books is banned. St . Pete...

Ways to listen

WMNF is listener-supported. That means we don't advertise like a commercial station, and we're not part of a university.

Ways to support

WMNF volunteers have fun providing a variety of needed services to keep your community radio station alive and kickin'.

Follow us on Instagram

Emo Night Tampa Radio
Player position: