Police say man on video near 2 of 4 shootings is suspect

Video released of Tampa serial murder suspect

Video released of Tampa serial murder suspect

The person seen in the video, described by police as a black man standing around six feet tall with a thin build wearing a hooded jacket, was previously named a person of interest but now is considered a suspect, Dugan said.

He said the videos were recorded on October 9, the date of the first killing, and on Tuesday, when the most recent slaying occurred.

"We will hunt this person down until we find them", Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said during a press conference Tuesday morning.

An individual is seen early Tuesday shortly before the killing of 60-year-old Ronald Felton in Tampa's Seminole Heights neighborhood. more +.

In this neighborhood, on this night, both pastors and police are asking for bravery in the heart of Seminole Heights.

The reward for information leading to the suspect's arrest was increased on Wednesday to $91,000.

"This person is able to flip a switch and go out there and murder someone", Dugan said.

Residents and police have been on edge since Mitchell was shot to death on October 9.

"We've made some extra room for people from Seminole Heights who might be staying on the street, maybe are in a hard situation", said Capt. Andy Miller. "We need to know who this person is. we need names", Dugan urged.

Authorities have received more than 2,300 tips including 450 since yesterday. Police said they believe the suspect also lives in the same neighborhood as the shootings.

The suspect is striking "under the cover of darkness" against people who are alone and "probably preoccupied", Dugan said. Police believe she was killed a day or two before.

"The person who is doing this needs to step forward and we can give them the help they need", Dugan said. Dugan encouraged Seminole Heights residents to continue to keep their porch lights on between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. and to "stick together" when they are outside.

Dugan said on Tuesday afternoon that this latest killing was a little "bolder" than the previous ones, as it took place on a major street that was well-lit.

"We don't want people to feel unsafe outside right now because of the challenges in Seminole Heights", said Capt. Andy Miller.

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