UPDATE:Tampa Police now know who shot and killed two of their officers Tuesday morning. 24 year old, Dontae Morris, is wanted for shooting the officers. Morris was in the car that was pulled over for not having a license plate. During that stop, the two officers learned Morris was wanted for writing bad checks. The routine traffic stop then turned deadly when Morris allegedly shot both officers.
TAMPA, Fl (AP) - Authorities in Florida say two Tampa police officers have died after a shooting during a traffic stop.
A massive search is on for the male suspect who was driving a red Toyota Camry.
Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor announced the death of 31-year-old Jeffrey Kocab at a hospital news conference Tuesday morning. Officer David Curtis was on life support but later passed. Dozens of somber officers streamed into the hospital.
Police say one of the officers pulled over the Camry because it didn't have a visible tag. He called for backup because the male passenger in the car was wanted for a misdemeanor.
A few minutes later, police received a 911 call that the officers had been shot. Police say Kocab's wife is nine-months pregnant.