Four Cops Shot Dead in Ambush (Video) …Update: Violent felon granted clemency by Huckabee sought in ambush …Update: Suspect May be Shot-Dead
Four police officers were shot and killed Sunday morning in what authorities called a targeted ambush at a coffee house in Lakeland, Washington.
There were two employees and a few other customers in the shop.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported:
The four officers — three men and one woman — were about to go to work, Troyer said. Authorities were looking for a suspect: a black man between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-11. He was believed to be in his 20s or 30s and was described as being scruffy in appearance, with a black coat and black jeans.
The coffee shop is near McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma, about 35 miles south of Seattle.
Roads were blocked around the attack site. Dave Gabrielson, a clerk at Foot Mart about a block away from the coffee shop, told The News-Tribune of Tacoma that all was quiet when he opened the store at 8 a.m. About 30 minutes later, “All of a sudden a million cops were zooming up and down the road,” Gabrielson said.
UPDATE: Police have a suspect…
Violent felon granted clemency by Huckabee now sought in Lakewood, WA police ambush
Michelle Malkin reported:
The man being sought by police was granted clemency by former GOP Arkansas Mike Huckabee despite his violent history and vehement protestations from prosecutors and victims’ family members.
He was most recently in jail for alleged second-degree rape of a child.
This isn’t Huckabee’s first Horton moment.
The suspect was released from custody just six days ago in Washington on second degree rape charges.
UPDATE: The suspect Clemmons may be shot and or dead.
The AP reported:
Police say a suspect in the coffee-shop slayings of four officers is holed up at a Seattle house, wounded and possibly dead.
Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says negotiators are still trying to communicate with Maurice Clemmons.
CBS News has more.