UPDATE 11:05 p.m. ET: Police in Tampa said Tuesday night they plan to charge a man who was detained at a McDonald's with four counts of first-degree murder in connection with a series of shooting deaths that authorities had said could be the work of a serial killer.
TAMPA, Fla. -- (WBBH) -- Tampa police are on scene of an incident in Ybor City.
Police are investigating a tip that has led detectives to a McDonald’s restaurant at E 13th Avenue around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday.
A gun was recovered at the restaurant. Police are interviewing a person about what they know about the gun.
Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said in a news conference that he is “optimistic” the incident is connected to the recent murders in Seminole Heights.
“We have recovered other firearms before, so we will see,” Dugan said. “We’re going to go through this. We’re in it for the long haul. Let’s see where this leads.”
Police had a red vehicle cornered off with crime scene tape in the parking lot Tuesday afternoon.
Dugan said police believe the person with the firearm was driving that car.