Tampa Police Chief 'Optimistic' New Tip Connected to Possible Serial Killer

Tampa Police Chief 'Optimistic' New Tip Connected to Possible Serial Killer

Police confiscated the man's gun, but have not determined whether it was linked to any of the four murders in Tampa's Seminole Heights neighborhood over the past two months.

Tampa police are now questioning a person after they responded to a tip about someone with a gun at an Ybor City McDonald's on Tuesday afternoon. "I believe this has to do with Seminole Heights", Dugan said.

"The way things are progressing, things are starting to fall into place", Dugan said.

"As far as to whether I'm optimistic whether this has to do with Seminole Heights, yes".

A gunman has killed four people since October 9 in what appears to be random shootings.

The police chief said authorities don't know if the gun was used in the killings.

Investigators are hopeful a tip they received this week could be connected to a string of Florida homicides believed to have been committed by a serial killer.

Tampa police are on scene of an incident in Ybor City. The body of Ronald Felton, 60, was found November 14 near the scene of a memorial honoring the first three victims.

Cops were investigating a red Ford Mustang in the McDonald's parking lot that the man was possibly driving, WFTS-TV reported. They showed what appeared to be a thin black man, whom police described as between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall.

"But time will tell", Dugan said, predicting it was "going to be a long night".

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