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Cop Killer Shot: Maurice Clemmons Shot Dead
Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer reported that cop killer Maurice Clemmons was shot dead early this morning.
According to CBC Newsnet and FOX News report that this incident happened around 2:30am PT.
Last night police forces were going after relatives who had been helping Clemmons.
Clemmons had vowed Saturday that he would kill some cops. He did just that on Sunday morning.
This ends the manhunt for this criminal who had been involved in crime since 1989.
Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says Maurice Clemmons was shot and killed early Tuesday in a Seattle neighborhood. Authorities suspected Clemmons of killing the four officers at a coffee shop Sunday morning in Lakewood, a suburb about 35 miles south of Seattle.
Troyer says Seattle police found Clemmons after Pierce County authorities supplied addresses of possible hiding spots.
Clemmons was shot in a working-class Seattle neighborhood. Police found him using information about possible hiding spots. Apparently shots were fired. Clemmons was killed. Troyer said that they were glad that the Seattle Police officer is ok.
Ed Troyer reported later that six arrests had been made of people that aided Clemmons to avoid capture. They are investigating a few more.
He was killed in a working-class neighborhood after police found him using information about possible hiding spots supplied by Pierce County investigators, Troyer said.
"Shots were fired," Troyer told "Fox & Friends" Tuesday. "We're very happy that the Seattle police officer is OK. ... This could have turned out a lot worse."
Sgt. Mark Renninger, 39, and Officers Ronald Owens, 37, Tina Griswold, 40, and Greg Richards, 42, were the victims of Sunday's shooting spree.
Troyer told Fox police arrested three people overnight on suspicion of rendering criminal assistance.
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