4th person shot dead in Tampa area rattled by serial killer fears

Police released surveillance footage taken moments after Benjamin Mitchell was killed on Oct. 9.

TAMPA, Fla. (CBS) -- A fourth person was shot dead Tuesday in a Florida neighborhood where residents fear they are being stalked by a serial killer, CBS News reports.

Tampa police say residents of Seminole Heights reported hearing shots just before 5 a.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived on scene, they found the body of a man in the street.

Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan identified the man as 60-year-old Ronald Felton. Investigators believe Felton was crossing the street to meet with someone when a suspect came up from behind and shot him.

The suspect was described as a thin black male, dressed in all black and wearing a black baseball cap.

Tampa police told WTSP-TV that until evidence suggests otherwise, they are relating the shooting death to the three October killings. But, spokesperson Steve Hegarty said detectives can't immediately say whether Tuesday's shooting is related to the October spree.

In October, three people were killed over the course of a 10-day span. Each of the victims were alone and had gotten off a bus when they were gunned down at night.

Benjamin Mitchell became the first victim on Oct. 9. Two days after Mitchell was shot, Monica Hoffa was gunned down. On Oct. 19, Anthony Naiboa was shot after taking the wrong bus home from his new job.