Reward hits $100000 for information on Seminole Heights murders

4th person shot dead in Tampa in possible serial spree

WLS A fourth person was shot dead Tuesday in a Florida neighborhood where residents fear they are being stalked by a serial killer

The Tampa Police Department uncovered and released new video of a person, now being called a suspect, wearing slim-fitting trousers and a hooded jacket, walking on November 14 in the area of the latest shooting.

Dugan described the suspect as a black male between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches with a thin build and a light complexion.

"We believe this is the same person we saw walking just moments earlier", Dugan said during a news conference last month, adding that the person of interest likely has ties to the neighborhood. Benjamin Mitchell, 22, was killed on October 9 and then the body of 32-year-old Monica Hoffa was found on October 13, just half a mile from where Mitchell was killed.

'That's why we're convinced, when you look at the (clothes) they way the person walks.we think that's our suspect, ' Dugan said.

The normally quiet, working-class Seminole Heights section of bungalows and palm trees was sealed off with yellow crime-scene tape Tuesday after the latest killing in the neighborhood — a 60-year-old man who was shot from behind as he crossed a street shortly after 5 a.m.

The church where the 4th victim of the Seminole Heights killer volunteered plans to open its food pantry tomorrow morning.

Dugan also said the Federal Bureau of Investigation added $50,000 to the reward for information leading to the suspect, which combined with other rewards totals $91,000.

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'We can't say this person has done all of the homicides, ' Dugan said.

The resident said she was forced to be "on lockdown" in her home as police taped off her driveway.

Police said the victim, a construction worker and father of three adult children, was crossing at Nebraska and Wilder when a man dressed in all black came up behind him and shot him. He was wearing all black and a black baseball cap and armed with a large black pistol, police said.

"We're not using the word "serial killer" yet because we just don't have enough evidence", Buckhorn said. "I repeat, were are now calling this person a suspect and we need to know who this person is".

Police have said it is possible that the killer or killers live in the area. They have released surveillance videos of a hooded suspect after the earlier shootings. He was shot and killed steps from his home while waiting for a bus at North 15th Street at Frierson Avenue on October 9. Two days later, 32-year-old Monica Hoffa, was slain.

Two days later, Monica Hoffa (left) was also shot after getting off a bus.

The killer might also be linked to two other deaths - Monica Hoffa, 32, on October 11 and Anthony Naiboa, 20, on October 19. "We believe this is the same person, once again, running away from the scene of the shooting".

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