TAMPA (CBS Native) — The person authorities have charged within the murders of 4 individuals in Tampa, Florida was reportedly teased by his coworkers about wanting just like the serial killer police had been in search of earlier than his arrest.
Staff on the Ybor Metropolis McDonald’s the place Howell Emanuel Donaldson III labored advised the Tampa Bay Occasions that they made enjoyable of the suspected serial killer’s resemblance to the drawing in police sketches.
“We might tease him and say he was the killer, as a result of he seemed like the photographs,” Gail Rogers informed the Occasions. “I referred to as him the killer to his face. He didn’t like that.”
The 24-yr-previous was captured after he reportedly gave a bag with a handgun in it to a coworker to carry for him. That’s when staff on the McDonald’s reported the loaded weapon to a Tampa police officer who was within the eatery on the time. When Donaldson returned for his gun, police have been there ready to arrest him.
Police have linked Donaldson’s .forty caliber Smith and Wesson handgun to the bullet casings discovered on the first three shootings within the Seminole Heights space. Greater than 5,000 ideas have been despatched to police in the course of the almost two-month seek for the suspected killer, who was apparently hiding in plain sight the complete time.