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Seminole Heights neighborhood stepping up security, installing more cameras

Reward for information on murders at $91,000
Posted at 12:33 AM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 00:33:36-05

Neighbors in Seminole Heights are determined to help police catch a killer.

They believe the neighborhood needs more eyes. David Lee owns a building in Seminole Heights. He says it's vacant, but he installed 8 cameras.

" I think the images they (police) do have, they're not the best, but they're probably the most information thus far," said Lee.

Wednesday night, the church where the latest victim, Ronald Felton, volunteered held a church service. Armed security waited outside and provided extra security.

 At Seminole Heights Baptist Church, the Pastor says fewer people are attending bible study on Wednesdays.

"We've experienced on Wednesday nights in the last  5 or 6 weeks, since it started, a decline in overall people being here," said Pastor Brant Adams. "They have some nerves about getting out after dark and so that's definitely a real concern."

Adams says the police presence is noticeable. Neighbors say they're tired of the senseless violence.

The Victims:

On Wednesday, police released new surveillance video. The Tampa Police Chief is begging people to come forward saying someone knows this suspect caught on security cameras.

WATCH | Seminole Heights suspect caught on video

"The person is heartless. How could you be so hateful to somebody you don't even know?" said neighbor Juanita Hayes.

The reward money has increased significantly since Wednesday when the FBI put up an additional $50,000. The total reward is now currently at $91,000.

Anyone with any information about the Seminole Heights murders is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873 - (TIPS).