TAMPA — An informer who led police to Dontae Morris, charged with killing two police officers, has received $80,000 in reward money, the Tampa Police Department confirmed Monday.
The payment, which police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said was made in July, is most but not all of the reward.
Morris was on the run for four days between the time Tampa Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab were killed June 29 and he was caught. Billboards during the manhunt advertised a $100,000 reward, the largest in the city's history.
The informer, who was not named, was ineligible for $10,000 offered by Crime Stoppers, the St. Petersburg Times reported in July, because the informer had not called the tip line. Another $10,000 reward is payable only upon a conviction.