Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Seminole Heights shooting death possibly connected to October murders

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Melinda Barton | 14 November, 2017, 16:53

The area where Felton's body was found is close to where three other murders occurred in Seminole Heights last month. When officers arrived, they found the body of Ronald Felton, 60, in the street.

They believe the killer may still be in the area. They advise residents in the area to stay in their homes as they search for the suspect.

Spokesman Steve Hegarty said detectives can not immediately say whether the shooting is related to last month's killings when three people were murdered during a 10-day period. Police believe the Tuesday morning's suspect lives in or near the southeast Seminole Heights area.

Tampa Police are investigating a suspicious death in the Seminole Heights neighborhood overnight.

Hegarty said that streets will remain closed for several hours. Nebraska Avenue is shut down between Hillsborough and Osborne avenues for the investigation.

The killings began on October 9, when 22-year-old Benjamin Mitchell was shot and killed in front of his home, CNN reported.

"I spoke with a woman who told me the man killed in Seminole Heights regularly helps with homeless outreach, and was out early to get set up", tweeted Meredyth Censullo‏ of WFLA.

On Oct. 19, victim Anthony Naiboa, 20, was walking north on 15th Street in the area of Wilder Avenue in Tampa when he was shot and killed. She was shot and killed. Mitchell was shot and later died of the injuries he sustained. They have released surveillance videos of a hooded suspect taken after two of the shootings. No further details were immediately released, including whether the person found Tuesday was shot.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect (s) is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477, report anonymously online or send a tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.

This is a breaking news story.