December 01, 2009

Maurice Clemmons Killed By Seattle Police After Manhunt

It appears Clemmons was shot in an area where police had been investigating friends and family members who were thought to have been harboring the cop-killer.

Maurice Clemmons, the suspect in the murders of 4 Lakewood Police Officers has been fatally shot by Seattle Police. It happened around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning along South Kenyon Street in the Rainier Valley.

Authorities suspected 37-year old Clemmons of gunning down 4 police officers at a coffee shop Sunday morning in Lakewood, a suburb about 35 miles south of Seattle.

His death comes just one day after Pierce County Sheriff's authorities said they believed Clemmons was being helped to escape capture by a network of friends and family.

On Monday night, officers had surrounded a house in the south Seattle suburb of Renton, questioning residents who may have aided Maurice Clemmons since the Sunday morning shootings. Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said no one was arrested.

It was believed that Clemmons was shot in the abdomen during the attack on the Lakewood officers at a coffee shop near Tacoma.

Troyer also said some of those who have helped Clemmons have tried to mislead police. "Yes, we think we've been given misinformation. Our main goal is to get him into custody, then we'll deal with everything else," Troyer told reporters in Renton Monday night.

Police scanner audio indicates that Clemmons ran from a home when he was shot, and that people inside the home acted suspiciously, requiring officers to pull back while Clemmons was on the ground until they could secure the scene.

Hopefully, all of murderer's friends and family member will face felony charges for assisting this thug's attempt to evade justice.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 1, 2009 07:21 AM

I am relieved that Clemmons did not kill again and agree that anyone who helped him should be charged , on another message board there is already talk of wrongful death lawsuits and what society did to Clemmons to ruin his life etc etc,crazy talk in my opinion.

My prayers are for the families and friends of the four dead officers and the child Clemmons raped.

Posted by: duncan at December 1, 2009 09:29 AM

Good, now we don't have to support this scumbag with our tax dollars. The officer(s) who shot him should get a bonus for saving us the time, expense, and trouble of a trial. Its about time that someone in a government agency did something right.

Posted by: Scott at December 1, 2009 11:05 AM

True justice would be to have Huckabye and the parole board spend some time in jail for letting this scum out.

Posted by: David at December 1, 2009 12:22 PM

Scott- my first thought, as well.

Posted by: Foxfier at December 1, 2009 03:16 PM

Damn, there goes Clemmons' chance to be commencement speaker at the next Evergreen State graduation.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at December 1, 2009 11:14 PM