4th vic­tim slain, po­lice hunt­ing shooter

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

TAMPA, Fla. — Po­lice and fed­eral agents armed with ri­fles checked car trunks, banged on doors and gath­ered foren­sic ev­i­dence in a Tampa neigh­bor­hood Tues­day as they hunted for the killer be­lieved re­spon­si­ble for gun­ning down four peo­ple for no ap­par­ent rea­son in just over a month.

The Semi­nole Heights sec­tion was sealed off with yel­low crime-scene tape af­ter the lat­est killing in the neigh­bor­hood — that of a 60-year-old man, Ron­ald Fel­ton, who was shot from be­hind as he crossed a street shortly af­ter 5 a.m.

Res­i­dents and po­lice have been on edge since Oct. 9, when a 22-year-old man was shot to death. That was fol­lowed by a sec­ond killing two days later and a third on Oct. 19.

All of Oc­to­ber’s vic­tims were ei­ther get­ting on or off a city bus, or were at a bus stop, when they were shot, po­lice said.

Po­lice said a wit­ness de­scribed the shooter as a black man, about 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a thin build and light com­plex­ion. He had a large black pis­tol and was last seen wear­ing black cloth­ing.

AP/Tampa Bay Times/OC­TAVIO JONES

An FBI unit helps in­ves­ti­gate a fa­tal shoot­ing in the Semi­nole Heights neigh­bor­hood of Tampa, Fla., on Tues­day.

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