TAMPA, Fla. - The tipster who led police to the suspect in the Seminole Heights killings will receive the $5,000 Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay allocated in reward money.
While the organization only distributes reward money when a tip is submitted directly to them, the group said Thursday they will use funds donated for firearms-related crimes.
Tampa Bay restaurateur Richard Gonzmart has already given a $9,000 check to the Ybor City McDonald's employee who turned over a gun that Howell Emanuel Donaldson III handed to her to a nearby Tampa police officer.
Investigators determined the same gun was used to kill four people over a five week span in Southeast Seminole Heights between early October and mid-November.
Donaldson, who is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, remained in jail under no bond following a Thursday morning court appearance.
It was not immediately known if the tipster will receive the rest of the reward money, which comes from a variety of sources.