Skip to comments.Dontae Morris, suspect in Tampa police shooting death, surrenders
Posted on 07/02/2010 8:49:18 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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Who allowed him to surrender? Why did he not die in a hail of bullets?
Seems that would have been more appropriate and less costly than a lengthy trial and confinement!
Why was the female accomplice allowed to go free?
I really doubt that, to the last man they wanted a clear shot at the POS. And I think they deserved the shot.
He should have died of lead poisoning. Now the public has to shell out millions on trials and incarceration. Via helicopter dump him into the middle of the Gulf oil spill
I’m sure if you had been murdered they would have worked just as hard to catch your killer.
That has nothing to do with it and I really doubt it. The POS was a drug dealing loser and probably should not have been on the street.
Wonder why he would do that if he were guilty...
Police Chief says female was released to help lead them to perp. She was arrested after Morris on federal charges of witnessing a felony without reporting to authorities.
“less costly than a lengthy trial and confinement!”
Thirty years on Death Row plus dozens off appeals-big bucks indeed...
NO MERCY !
God will show none, should he die unrepentant.
Remember the thief on the cross. God can forgive even murder.
What happens to the unsaved is so much worse than any punishment we could inflict.
Cop killers are usually shot while trying to escape. Why did this dirt bag get a pass?
Well Gee then let’s hope this rat bastard shows the same love for God that he did for these cops......
That name sounds suspiciously Amish.
Haven't even heard that the officers were White and the murderer is black. Whadda expect? Go figure.
Let not the sun go down on your wrath.
I’ve worked in a state prison system for 27 years.
I’ve dealt with some demon-possessed miscreants that made national news.
Preach to me, brother.