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Washington Cop Killer Suspect Shot To Death By Police

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Maurice Clemmons in a photo released by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. REUTERS/Pierce County Sheriff Department/Handout
Maurice Clemmons in a photo released by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. REUTERS/Pierce County Sheriff Department/Handout

SEATTLE, Wash. (WTAQ) - The man accused of shooting to death four police officers in Washington State has been killed after two days on the run, a police detective told CNN on Tuesday. Maurice Clemmons was shot early on Tuesday morning by police in Seattle, Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer told CNN. "They came into contact with the suspect about an hour ago," Troyer said. "Shots were fired and the suspect was shot and killed."

Clemmons was wanted in connection with the murders of the four officers in a Tacoma, Washington-area, coffee shop on Sunday morning. The officers were preparing for their day shift when they were shot with a handgun, police said. Authorities have described the shootings at the Forza Coffee shop as an ambush. It happened about 40 miles southwest of Seattle and near McChord Air Force Base.

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