Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Maurice Clemmons, Man Suspected in Cop Killing, Shot Dead

The man suspected of murdering four police officers was shot and killed when an officer tried to make an arrest. Maurice Clemmons was found to be in possession of one of the murdered officers guns and was suffering for a gun shot wound to his abdomen. This is inline with the story that the fourth officer struggled with the gunman following the execution style murder of the first three victims, getting off a shot(s) and hitting the attacker before being killed himself. The unidentified officer who confronted Clemmons was not injured in the incident.


"The suspect in Sunday's fatal shooting of four police officers was shot and killed early Tuesday in south Seattle after he challenged an officer who approached him, authorities said.

Maurice Clemmons was carrying a weapon taken from one of the dead officers and had suffered a bullet wound to his abdomen in Sunday's shooting, Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer said at an early morning news conference.

Clemmons was killed around 2:45 a.m. by a seven-year veteran of the Seattle police force who had noticed a parked stolen car that was unoccupied but running, said Jim Pugil, an assistant Seattle police chief.

The officer approached Clemmons outside the car and asked him to show his hands, but the suspect refused and started to run around the car, Pugil said.

The police officer, who recognized Clemmons from photographs, then shot and killed him, the assistant chief said.

The officer, who was not identified, was not injured.

Past related posts:
Berman Post: Four Cops Dead in Targeted Ambush
Berman Post: Huckabee Pardoned Cop Killer?
Berman Post: Slain Washington Officers - Names And Pictures
Berman Post: Huckabee (R) on The Washington State Cop Slaying

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