TAMPA, Fla. — It is occurred once more. One other individual has been fatally shot in Seminole Heights, and Tampa police say it is associated to the three earlier October murders.
Responding officers discovered a person lifeless simply earlier than 5 a.m. Tuesday close to North Nebraska Avenue at East McBerry Road.
Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan recognized the sufferer as 60-yr-previous Ronald Felton. It is believed Felton was crossing the road to satisfy with somebody when a suspect got here up from behind and shot him, Dugan stated.
Suspect info is restricted: a skinny black male, wearing all black and sporting a black baseball cap.
Police had a fringe arrange simply minutes after the capturing, however did not discover the shooter.
“We’d like everybody to concentrate to what is going on on on this neighborhood. … I can solely think about how they’re on edge proper now, having a fourth homicide,” stated Dugan.
The primary responding sergeant acquired to the scene in “a few minute,” Tampa police spokesman Steve Hegarty stated.
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Residents inside the police perimeter, which prolonged from Osborne Avenue to Hillsborough and Nebraska Avenues to fifteenth Road, have been requested to remain of their houses and hold their youngsters house from faculty till the “all clear” is given.
Irritating. With no suspect in custody, @TampaPD begins to take down it perimeter in #SeminoleHeights. Watch @10NewsWTSP 5, 530, and 6 for full protection. pic.twitter.com/4c9J76TgQP
— Eric Glasser (@ericglassertv) November 14, 2017
“We need to speak with as many individuals as we will, we do not assume whoever did this has gone very far at this level,” Hegarty stated.
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One Seminole Heights faculty, Edison elementary, was beneath a “lock-in” which means youngsters could possibly be dropped off, however could not go outdoors. Initially eight faculties have been placed on “lock-in”
Police requested individuals to evaluation any surveillance cameras they could have and share it with investigators.
“Should you personal a gun and it is in your house, I would like you to go to your property proper now … and discover out in case your gun continues to be there,” Dugan stated. “If it isn’t, we’d like you to name us.”
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“Once I’m carried out right here, I’ll meet the household of Mr. Felton,” Dugan stated. “I can inform you, it is private.”
‘Shirt off his again’
Police recognized Felton because the sufferer not lengthy after the capturing.
Kin stated Felton, extra generally recognized…