Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Man Suspected Of Killing Four Lakewood Police Officers Is Killed

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 1, 2009

Washington -Maurice Clemmons. 37, wanted in connection with killing four Lakewood police officers early last Sunday in Parkland while they drank coffee has been fatally shot. Clemmons died during a confrontation with police in Seattle on Monday.
A police officer working alone, was investigating a stolen vehicle report when he spotted Clemmons and gunfire erupted between each other. The Seattle police officer then shot and killed Clemmons in the shootout.
Police found a gun belonging to one of the officers killed next to Clemmons' body.
Four other suspects who helped Clemmons evade police since last Sunday have been also arrested, including the driver of the get away vehicle, according to Seattle police.
Clemmons had told friends that he planned to kill police officers before he actually committed the homicides, investigators said.

(Clockwise from top left) Lakewood Police officers Greg Richards, 42,; Sgt. Mark Renninger, 39; Tina Griswold, 40; and Ronald Owens, 37; are pictured above in this handout released by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department on November 29, 2009.

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