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Reward upped to $75,000 in police shootings

UPDATE;The reward for information leading to an arrest in the shooting deaths of the two Tampa Police Officers is now at $75,000. The FBI has put up $50,000 with the U.S. Marshal's Office putting up $10,000. Another $10,000 is from the Police Defense Fund with the final $5,000 from Crime Stoppers. Citizens are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800 73-tips with any information about the suspect.

Detectives have a warrant for the arrest of Dontae Morris. He is wanted on two counts of First Degree Murder and one count of felon in possession of a firearem.

Laura McElroyTPD PIO

Original release:

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest(s) and indictment(s) of the suspect(s) responsible for the murders of Tampa Police Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab.

Currently, the Tampa Police Department is seeking information leading to the whereabouts of two persons of interest in this case - 24 year old Dontae Rashawn Morris and 21 year old Cortnee Nicole Brantly. Citizens with information regarding their whereabouts can contact Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay by phone, web, or text message, 24 hours a day, and remain completely anonymous.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of the suspect(s) responsible for the murders of Tampa Police Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS(8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

The Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay extends their deepest sympathies to the friends and families of these two brave officers who sacrificed their lives to keep our community safe.

Any questions regarding this release should be directed to Det. Lisa Haber, Crime Stoppers Coordinator, at (813)318-5604 or cell # (813)393-6356 (FOR MEDIA USE ONLY - DO NOT RELEASE). All other questions concerning the actual incident need to be directed to the Tampa Police Department Public Information Office.

Deputy Lisa E. HaberLaw Enforcement Coordinator, Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay Law Enforcement Intelligence Nexus Center (LINC) Hillsborough County Sheriff's OfficeOffice: (813)318-5604Fax: (813)247-8095Cell: (813)393-6356www.crimestopperstb.com

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