Tampa police held a press conference last night announcing that they believe they CAUGHT the Seminole Heights serial killer.
Police Chief Brian Dugan took the podium at an 11 p.m. press conference and announced that that 24-year-old Howell "Trai" Donaldson III has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in connection with four slayings in recent weeks.
So what do we know about the accused - Trai Donaldson. Well, according to his social media records, Trai was also a walk-on with the St John's Univerity basketball team from 2011 to 2013. He never played in a game, but a photo and some biographical data of him is on the team's website.
According to his LinkedIn page, he then worked as a student marketing assistant at St. John's from graduation until May 2016, when he began working as a guest experience host with the New York Mets for the remainder of the 2016 baseball season.
Now here's where the whole story sounds fishy. Listen to how police claim that they CAUGHT him.
According to media reports, Donaldson allegedly walked into a Tampa-area McDonald's early Tuesday afternoon — where he may have been previously employed, according to Dugan — and asked the manager to hold his fully loaded firearm while he went to a nearby check-cashing location.
The manager then called the authorities. Officers were already waiting for Donaldson at the fast food restaurant when he returned.
The St. John's graduate is alleged to have murdered four people within a one-mile radius in the Seminole Heights section of Tampa over the last six weeks.