Man arrested in connection with murders in Tampa

 

  • Fifty-one days and 5,000 tips later, Tampa police said they arrested the man responsible for the four serial killer murders in Seminole Heights.
  • “We are pleased to announce that tonight we will be making an arrest in the Seminole Heights murders,” said Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan during a late-night news conference.
  • Howell Emanuel Donaldson III, 24, was arrested after police received a tip from an Ybor City McDonald’s Tuesday afternoon.
  • Police said that one of Donaldson’s coworkers approached a police officer to say that he had a firearm in a bag. Once the officer looked inside, he called for backup.
  • They took Donaldson in for questioning after the gun was recovered from the scene.
  • Donaldson is accused in the murders of Benjamin Mitchell, Monica Hoffa, Anthony Naiboaand Ronald Felton. They were shot within a half mile of each other. No connection between the victims was ever revealed.
  • Donaldson will be charged with four counts of first-degree murder.

 

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