Good Morning Tampa Bay reporter Lauren St. Germain sat with police during a ride along with Tampa PD early Tuesday morning.
"We saw all the lights and we thought something is up," she said. This is not the way it looked like when we were riding around a few hours ago."
Tampa police quickly converged at a spot near Nebraska Avenue and East Caracas Street.
It's a perimeter that's actually more of a manhunt zone. Our cameras were right alongside ATF agents as they went door to door in a neighborhood bordering Nebraska Ave..
We saw bloodhounds sniffing the trail of the killer, detectives bagging evidence around a bus stop feet away from where the 4th victim was murdered in the street, FBI agents walking side by side with TPD, and ATF agents with guns drawn, searching back alleys and dumpsters, zeroing in on any potential hiding spots where the killer could be waiting to make his next move.
These are crucial hours as police try to pin down the killer. Police were being understandably very strict about keeping that perimeter closed to the public. Even people trying to get to their jobs were turned away.