The McDonald’s general manager whose tip led police to the suspected Tampa serial killer will receive the entire $110,000 reward, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said Friday.
Delonda Walker alerted police Tuesday after suspect Howell Donaldson III, 24, handed her a McDonald’s food bag containing a .40-caliber Glock, which Tampa police later said matched the murder weapon used in all four shootings that occurred in the Seminole Heights neighborhood between Oct. 9 and Nov. 14.
Donaldson allegedly told Walker that he planned to leave the state. Walker then approached a police officer who happened to be at the Ybor City McDonald’s to turn over the bag, officials said.
The tip was enough for police to bring Donaldson into headquarters for questioning, and he was arrested later that day.