Suspect in Florida Cop Slayings Arrested - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Suspect in Florida Cop Slayings Arrested

FLORIDA - A Florida man wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of two Tampa police officers has been arrested, authorities said Friday night.

Dontae Morris was turned in by a third party, Police Chief Jane Castor told reporters at a late night news conference. He is being held at the Hillsborough County Jail.

"I can't tell you how relieved the men and women of the Tampa police department are," Castor said. "This has brought us a sense of closure, and I pray the arrest brings a level of peace to the families of the officers."

Morris is accused of shooting police officers Jeffrey Kocab and David Curtis during an early morning traffic stop near downtown Tampa on Tuesday. Both men died later at the hospital, according to police.

Castor also announced the arrest of 22-year-old Cortnee Brantly, the woman believed to have been driving the car at the time of the shooting.

 

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