The McDonald’s employee will receive $110,000 in reward money for tipping off police, leading to the arrest of a man who is charged in four homicides.
Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said at a news conference Friday that Delonda Walker will receive “every penny” of the reward money. Her tip to police on Tuesday led to the arrest of 24-year-old Howell Emanuel Donaldson III.
“She will receive all $110,000. That was the reward that was put up. She will receive every penny of that,” Dugan said.
Donaldson is charged with four counts of first-degree murder. His victims were apparently randomly shot in Tampa’s Seminole Heights neighborhood during October and November. He remained in jail under no bond following a Thursday morning court appearance.
Donaldson worked at the McDonald’s. He left his loaded gun in the restaurant. Walker turned the gun over to police, and that led to Donaldson’s arrest.
In a statement read at the news conference by Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Walker said getting a reward never entered her mind. She said she simply “wanted to do the right thing.”