THE NEWS TRIBUNE
Published: 11/30/09 2:37 am | Updated: 11/30/09 4:39 am
SEATTLE – Maurice Clemmons is believed to be the person responsible for the shooting deaths of four Lakewood police officers. Police say he is wounded, holed up in a Seattle house and possibly dead.
Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer told reporters that Clemmons has officially been ruled the suspect in the coffee-shop slayings and that several people who led officers to him are in custody.
Troyer said that Clemmons is believed to have been wounded by one of the officers he gunned down and that the wound might be fatal.
Authorities surrounded a house in Seattle early Monday morning and a long standoff has ensued.
Officers tried to negotiate over loud speakers before 10 to 12 gunshots were heard around 2 a.m.
Troyer said that Seattle Police have taken over the search for Clemmons and that there are multiple operations ongoing throughout Pierce and King counties.
Update: Standoff is still taking place and when Troyer talked to GMA he mentioned this:
Suspect told friends to watch the news the night before the shooting because he was going to kill a bunch of cops.
Friends told cops about it after the shooting took place.
Update: Search of house shows no one inside. Cops searching neighboorhood for suspect.