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The McDonald’s manager who gave police the loaded gun that led to the arrest of a suspected Florida serial killer will now receive the $110,000 reward.
Delonda Walker received the award for a tip that led to Howell Donaldson III’s arrest, CNN reports. Donaldson killed four people in two months, leaving much of Tampa. Fl. in constant fear. Police arrested him on Tuesday.
Walker received the gun Tuesday when Donaldson, who worked under in McDonald’s Walker managed, put it in a foodbag and gave it to her for safekeeping. Walker then turned the gun over to the police.
It was eventually found that the gun was used in all the shootings. Donaldson later admitted that he owned the gun and he was arrested.
Walker also told police that Donaldson had expressed his intention to leave the state, according to a criminal affidavit.
“The person who called us — I cannot thank them enough for standing up and doing the right thing and saying, ‘This doesn’t seem right, why does this person have a gun in a bag?'”said Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan.
Donaldson is now facing four counts of first-degree murders.
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