Tampa police give $110,000 reward to McDonald’s employee for turning over serial killer’s gun (VIDEO)
By Christen Smith
The McDonald’s employee credited for turning over a serial killer’s gun to Tampa police will receive a six-figure reward.
Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said Friday Delonda Walker will get “every penny” of the $110,000 reward offered for any tips leading to the capture of a man who gunned down four people in the city’s Seminole Heights neighborhood over the last six weeks.
“This woman made the right choice and today we are a safer community because Ms. Walker did the right thing,” Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said during a news conference last week. “She doesn’t want any attention. If there was no reward, she would have done the same thing. She is what’s right about this city.”
Dugan told reporters last week Walker offered law enforcement their biggest lead yet when she handed over a bag containing a handgun to a cop dining at the McDonalds where she was working in Ybor City — about four miles south of the area of the murders. Walker’s coworker, 24-year-old Howell Emanuel Donaldson III, asked her to hold the bag while he visited a nearby Amscot. Police took Donaldson into custody upon his return to the restaurant and announced four murder charges later that same