Convict Sought In Deaths Of 2 Tampa Officers

Police were searching Tuesday for a convict charged with fatally shooting two Tampa police officers during an early morning traffic stop of a car that didn't have a visible license plate. Officer David Curtis pulled over a man and woman driving a red Toyota Camry around 2:15 a.m., and called for backup after seeing the man was wanted in Jacksonville for writing a bad check. Curtis and officer Jeffrey Kocab approached the passenger side, and six minutes later a witness called 911 to report they were shot. The officers, both 31, were pronounced dead at a hospital. "The crime scene was horrible," said Tampa Police Officer Jeremy Larson, a friend of Curtis and one of the first responders. Police launched a manhunt for 24-year-old Dontae Rashawn Morris, who faces two counts of first-degree murder and a single count of felony possession of a firearm. "We know who he is and we're going to find him," Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor said,