We're learning more about the man who may have become the Seminole Heights neighborhood's fourth victim since last month.
Ronald Felton’s sister says he was donating his time at a local food bank. Felton, 60, stepped outside and that that's when witnesses say they heard gunshots.
“Basically, he was a loving person. He wasn't a violent person. He was a quiet person,” said Felton’s sister, Sheryl Hicks Kelly.
Another sister, Tina Felton, said she warned her brother just a few days ago to not walk in the area by himself:
Friends and relatives describe Felton as a kind and helpful man.
“He always wanted to help people do things for other people who were less fortunate,” said Sheryl. “Even though, if he didn't have it, he give you the shirt off his back.”
Kelly says her brother was shot to death just before 5 a.m. just feet from the New Season Apostolic Ministries, where he'd often show up at 2:30 a.m. to volunteer at the food bank.
“Like today, he was going to feed the homeless this morning,” she said. “He volunteered for the homeless two times a week.”
Kelly describes Her brother as a construction worker. Raised in Sulphur Springs with his twin brother, Reggie, another brother and twin sisters. The family briefly moved to Rochester, New York, where Ronny became a lifelong New York Giants fan. But they all moved back to Tampa several years ago.
“He never was a taker. He always gave back,” said Kelly.
Ronny, says Kelly, graduated from Plant High School. His record shows he'd gotten into some trouble with drugs, but that was more than 15 years ago. Since then, she says he had dedicated himself to being a better person.
“Trying to give back,” said Kelly. “And somebody took his life like that. And it's heartbreaking.”
If Felton is indeed the fourth victim of the same killer, his murder comes just weeks after Benjamin Mitchell, Monica Hoffa and Anthony Naiboa, were also shot to death in southeast Seminole Heights, all within just a few blocks of each other. The family prays for them. too.
Photos: Seminole Heights shooting victims
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