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Fourth Seminole Heights shooting claims life of food bank volunteer, 60

  • TAMPA — Officers saturated the area, said a frustrated Mayor Bob Buckhorn, but still, whoever is responsible for the fatal shootings that have terrorized the community of Seminole Heights struck a fourth time early Tuesday and got away.
  • Tampa police officers were joined by agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies as went door-to-door Tuesday in the area southeast from the corner of Hillsborough Avenue and Nebraska.
  • The woman Felton lived with, 68-year-old Cynthia Murray, said police told her Felton was on his mobile phone with his twin brother Reggie Felton at the time of the shooting.
  • RELATED: Arrests spike as police blanket Seminole Heights in wake of three killings – – Afterward, as law enforcement converged on the Southeast Seminole Heights area, some residents who were trying to leave or return were asked to wait.
  • RELATED: Mural is unveiled to honor shooting victims killed in Seminole Heights – – For Casimar Naiboa, father of one of the three earlier shooting victims, news of another killing in Seminole Heights “is like salt in the wound” – – “It brings back dark memories,” said Naiboa, 50, father…


TAMPA — Officers saturated the area, said a frustrated Mayor Bob Buckhorn, but still, whoever is responsible for the fatal shootings that have terrorized the community of Seminole Heights struck a fo

TAMPA — Officers saturated the area, said a frustrated Mayor Bob Buckhorn, but still, whoever is responsible for the fatal shootings that have terrorized the community of Seminole Heights struck a fourth time early Tuesday and got away.

The latest victim is 60-year-old Ronald Felton, shot before dawn outside the food bank where he had volunteered Tuesdays and Fridays for the past 10 years.

“This has got to stop,” Buckhorn said during a morning news conference. “We will hunt this person down until we find them.”

Like the three earlier victims, slain during an 11-day period in October, Felton was shot outside. All four victims walked, took the bus or rode a bicycle to get around town. Felton was on a bike every time his sister saw him.

Law enforcement was on the scene at Nebraska Avenue and Caracas Street within minutes of the 4:50 a.m. shooting. Police have been focused so tightly on Southeast Seminole Heights that they doubled arrests there over the previous October, but they poured in even more people Tuesday hoping for a quick arrest.

This time, they had witnesses who saw a shooter running away, along with hopes for revealing video from businesses along Nebraska, and a good suspect description — a black male, 6-foot to 6-foot-2, with a thin build and light complexion and armed with a large black pistol. He was last seen wearing all black clothing.

Police said they believed…

Fourth Seminole Heights shooting claims life of food bank volunteer, 60

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