TAMPA POLICE INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE
DATE/TIME: 11/14/2017 @ 04:51 AM
LOCATION: N. Nebraska Avenue just north of E. Caracas Street
VICTIM: Ronald Felton DOB 6/25/1957
SUSPECT: Described as a black male, 6'-6'2", thin build, light complexion, armed with a large black pistol last seen wearing all black clothing.
At 4:51 AM, officers responded to N. Nebraska Ave and E. McBerry St for the report of shots heard in the area. Arriving on-scene within seconds, officers found an adult male, later identified as Ronald Felton, deceased in the street. Witnesses tell police that Mr. Felton was crossing the street to meet someone when the suspect came up behind him and shot him.
A perimeter was immediately set up in an effort to contain the suspect. The perimeter has been set from Osborne to Hillsborough and Nebraska to N. 15th St. Officers continue to gather information and systematically search the neighborhood as the investigation is on-going. Anyone within the perimeter should remain indoors until advised, to allow the investigation to proceed. Nebraska Avenue remains closed to traffic in both directions between Hillsborough Avenue and Osborne Avenue - motorists are urged to find alternate routes.
We are asking residents to review any surveillance cameras they may have and share it with our detectives. Anyone who owns a gun should verify its location; if it is missing, it should be reported immediately. Anyone who may have any information, should call the Tampa Police at 813.231.6130.
Eddy Durkin, PIO