Tampa Police Shooting Manhunt: Dontae Morris a suspect, person of interest in other murders

12:54 PM, Jul 1, 2010   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida - In a Thursday morning press conference, Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor said accused cop killer Dontae Morris is a suspect in at least one other murder, and a "person of interest" in two others.

Castor says Morris is a suspect in the May 18 murder of 21-year-old Derek Anderson at the Kenneth Court Apartments. Anderson was shot and killed outside his family's apartment by someone who tried to steal his backpack.

Police declined to release details on the other two slayings.

Photo Gallery: Two Tampa Police officers shot and killed

Earlier in the morning, Tampa Police cordoned off an area near North Boulevard and I-275 searching for the 24-year-old Morris.

Tips on the whereabouts of Morris continue to come in.

Police Chief Castor has said that investigators believe Morris could still be in the Tampa area and that someone may be helping him elude capture.

The reward for information leading to the arrest of Morris is $100,000. Anyone who spots Morris or knows where he is can call 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).

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10 Connects News. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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