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Seminole Heights Shooting Victim: Ronald Felton was church volunteer, helped needy families

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Posted at 11:26 AM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 10:18:09-05

SEMINOLE HEIGHTS, Fla. -- 60-year-old Ronald Felton was a food bank volunteer at New Seasons Apostolic Ministries located at 5100 North Nebraska Avenue. 

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His family says he was meeting the Pastor at the church to get ready to distribute food to families in need in the community when he was shot and killed on the morning of Tuesday, November 14 in southeast Seminole Heights. Ronald was a volunteer at New Seasons for more than a decade. 

Tampa police say Ronald was crossing the street to meet someone when the suspect came up behind him and shot him. 

Ronald's pastor Samuel Washington tells ABC Action News Ronald rode his bicycle to New Seasons early in the morning on Tuesdays and Fridays to help serve families. 

"He would be there waiting on people, instead of them waiting on him," said Pastor Washington. 

Felton is survived by a twin brother, Reginald Felton and a sister, Linda Cunningham. 

ABC Action News spoke to Ronald's sister Linda about the shooting. When she was asked who she thinks is behind his killing, she said "I think it's a coward. It's someone that's mentally ill." She told ABC Action News "It's one thing to have someone pass but to have someone just take y our life on your way to work. It's hard."