|Published:||Jul 01, 2010 4:37 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 30, 2010 11:21 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The search continues for the man accused of killing two Tampa police officers. Hundreds of detectives are hoping to find the shooter and finally bring him to justice.
There are two billboards along US 41 in North Fort Myers. They flash about five different ads every few seconds - one of them is a picture of the suspected cop killer.
Officers in Tampa make rounds talking to people and visiting businesses. Their goal - hoping someone has seen Dontae Morris - the one accused of killing two Tampa police officers at a traffic stop.
"If he's in the area, we're going to find him."
But the search doesn't start and end in Tampa. People in Southwest Florida need to be on the lookout too. That's why billboards are up and officers think they will work.
"We would love for him to walk out, say here, I give up. The way things are going now and the circle we're tightening on him, it's a matter of time."
This is the largest and longest search in Tampa's history. It also comes with the largest reward in Tampa's history. The reward has grown to 100,000 dollars.
"You man enough to do the crime, you're going to do the time - and that's the bottom line."
Tampa police believe Morris is still in Tampa, but want everyone state-wide to be on the lookout.