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Dontae Morris, suspect in Tampa police shooting death, surrenders ^ | July 2, 2010 |

Posted on 07/02/2010 8:49:11 PM PDT by Brandonmark

An intense, four-day manhunt ended tonight when the man wanted in the fatal shooting of two Tampa police officers surrendered.

Police confirmed DontaeRashawn Morris, 24, was taken into custody about 10 p.m. – about 12 hours before the officers' funerals were slated to begin.

"It is so important to bring closure to this before the funeral tomorrow," Iorio said tonight.

"Thank God he's behind bars right now," Chief Jane Castor said at a late-night press conference. "I can't tell you how relieved the men and women of the Tampa Police Department are.''

Morris is being charged in the slayings of Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab, who were killed Tuesday when they tried to arrest Morris on misdemeanor worthless check charges during a traffic stop. Morris also is a suspect in two other murders.

Officers from more than 15 local, state and federal agencies had hunted Morris since the early Tuesday shooting in East Tampa.

Also tonight, police arrested the woman they say was driving the red 1994 Toyota Camry stopped by Curtis just before he and Kocab were killed. Police said Morris was the Camry's passenger and that after the shooting, driver Cortnee Nicole Brantley drove from the scene while Morris ran

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: copkiller

1 posted on 07/02/2010 8:49:15 PM PDT by Brandonmark
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To: Brandonmark

Wonder why he would do that if he were guilty...

2 posted on 07/02/2010 8:57:35 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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