Tampa police reported that they have arrested a man cited with four murders at the shooting undertaken in Seminole Heights Neighborhood, which stoked the fears about a serial killer all overs the area.
A 24-year-old, Howell Emanuel Donaldson III will be charged for four counts of the first degree, the intended murders in the shooting of Monica Caridad Hoffa, Benjamin Edward Mitchell, Ronald Felton and Anthony Naiboa, according to the statement given by Brian Dugan, Interim Tampa Police Chief, in a press release.
Donaldson has been taken into custody from the McDonald’s in Ybor City, where he was an employee, on Tuesday afternoon after another employee told that he handed over a gun to manager, who approached an officer at the building.
However, the investigators are still searching for the connection between the neighborhood and Donaldson, says Dugan. Seminole Heights is an ancient working-class neighborhood located in northeast of downtown Tampa, Florida, which has been gentrifying slowly. Run-down homes perched next to historic, renovated bungalows and modish restaurants have vaulted up nearby auto body shops.
Dugan said in a statement that, “When I think I found out there was a gun, and when we looked at his description, it was a little more than what we really had. It just felt right. I kind of had a feeling that we were going to get a break. We’re not sure why he was in this neighborhood. We’re not aware what he ties are and we don’t know what his motive is. But there is a lot more to go.”