Seminole Heights Gunman Booked In Hillsborough County Jail

Tampa, Fla. (970 WFLA)- The killing spree in Seminole Heights is over.

For 51 days, law enforcement agencies have been searching for the gunman, who shot  and killed four people in cold blood.  

Mayor Bob Buckhorn told Newsradio 970 WFLA'S "AM Tampa Bay" morning show, the arrest of  24 year old Howell Donaldson, can be  contributed to a fast thinking co worker.

Donaldson worked at the Ybor City, McDonald's and had asked the co-worker to take care of a backpack while he ran an errand.  The co-worker looked inside and saw a nine mm gun, and gave to an officer. 

It's still to be determined if the co-worker will be eligible for the 110,000 dollar reward offered for information that led to Donaldson's  capture.

Donaldson is charged with the murders of 22-year-old Benjamin Mitchell,  32-year-old Monica Hoffa, 20-year-old Anthony Naiboa, and 60-year-old Ronald Felton. 

Donaldson was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail this morning after midnight, his first court appearance will be Thursday morning.

Video Credit: Hillsborough County Jail

 
 
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