Police received a tip they believed was their most promising yet and responded in kind, with multiple officers and Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan at the scene.
Despite her tip to police instead of the Crime Stoppers line, Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay announced Thursday it will still reward Walker with the $5,000 it had pledged.
Walker released a written statement on Wednesday, expressing that she is "overwhelmed" and that her "thoughts are with the victim's and their families". "This woman made the right choice and today we are a safer community because Ms". "Receiving a reward never entered my mind".
Walker said she is "grateful" that she was able to assist law enforcement but requested privacy amid the ongoing investigation.
"I went to work on Tuesday intending to serve customers and do my job". "When confronted with this situation, I wanted to do the right thing and I reached out to a nearby police officer".
"I thanked her for being so courageous and coming forward", said Hoffa's cousin, Yury Gutierrez.
Image Anthony Naiboa Monica Hoffa and Benjamin Mitchell have all been shot and killed in the same Tampa neighbourhood. Pic Tampa PD
"She is what's right about this city", Buckhorn said.
For the first time, police reveal the type of ammunition used in the Seminole Heights murders and now, it might be enough to link that information to a suspect. Benjamin Mitchell was gunned down, followed by Monica Hoffa on October 11, Anthony Naiboa on October 19, and Ronald Felton on November 14.
Police detained the man earlier Tuesday after a tip that he had a gun at a McDonald's.
Officers also found clothing in Donaldson's auto in the McDonald's parking lot that was similar in appearance to the clothing worn by the person in earlier surveillance footage from the neighborhood, the documents read.
"Mr. Donaldson, you are charged with four counts of first-degree murder, premeditated, and now there is no bond on any of your counts", Judge Taylor told him via video conference.