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4 OFFICERS SLAIN;
IN WASHINGTON IN ARKANSAS HOW THEY DIED THE FAMILIES
Subject of search, Lengthy prison 2 were ‘flat-out ‘Outstanding’
believed cornered term commuted executed’; the Lakewood
in Leschi home, by then-Gov. other 2 tried officers leave
has violent past Mike Huckabee Sgt. Mark Officer Tina Officer Ron- Officer Greg- to stop killer behind 9 kids
See story below See story > A6 Renninger Griswold ald Owens ory Richards See story below See story > A7
DEAN J. KOEPFLER / THE NEWS TRIBUNE
An aerial view shows the scene at Forza Coffee Company near Parkland on Sunday after four Lakewood police officers were shot dead in what authorities call an ambush.
Person of interest let Attack in Lakewood area
out of Pierce County worst on police in state
‘TARGETED ... AMBUSH’ Forza Coffee Co.
jail one week ago Maurice
Deadly attack came
in coffee shop known
Gunman kills four
FACING 8 FELONY CHARGES, tests of prosecutors. Clemmons to police as ‘safe haven’
S. TACOMA WAY
“This is the day I’ve been dreading 96TH ST. S.
HE HAD BEEN HELD MONTHS
STEELE ST. S
for a long time,” Larry Jegley, prosecut- This is the Seattle Times staff
ing attorney for Arkansas’ Pulaski day I’ve been A SWAT team and police negotia-
Prison time, at least County, said Sunday night when in- tors surrounded a Leschi home in Se- 512
dreading for a 112TH ST. S.
5 convictions in Arkansas formed that Clemmons was being
attle late Sunday where the man 116TH ST. S.
sought in connection with the killings. sought in the Lakewood police shoot-
Seattle Times staff In Pierce County, Clemmons had LARRY JEGLEY ing may have been hiding. McChord Air
Maurice Clemmons, the 37-year-old been in jail for the past several months Prosecuting attorney Police surrounded the home at East Force Base TULE LAKE RD. S.
man wanted for questioning in the kill- on a child-rape charge that carries a for Pulaski County Yesler Way and 32nd Avenue South,
SPANAWAY LOOP RD. S.
ing of four Lakewood police officers possible life sentence. He was released in Arkansas where a woman told them Maurice PARKLAND
Sunday morning, has a long criminal from custody one week ago, even Clemmons, 37, was on the property
record punctuated by violence, erratic though he was staring at eight felony Officers and bleeding, according to law-en- MIL
behavior and concerns about his men- charges in all. mourned | forcement sources. 0 1 Y RD
tal health. Clemmons posted $15,000 with a The woman told police that some-
His criminal history includes at least Chehalis company called Jail Sucks Police see one had dropped Clemmons off at the
MILE Spanaway Lake
five felony convictions in Arkansas and Bail Bonds. The bondsman, in turn, put themselves as home. The source also said police had Source: ESRI, TeleAtlas
at least eight felony charges in Wash- up $150,000, securing Clemmons’ re- targets again received tips about two other proper- THE SEATTLE TIMES
ington. That record also stands out for lease on the child-rape charge. > A8 ties they needed to search, in Seattle’s
the number of times Clemmons has Clemmons moved to Washington Shocked Queen Anne neighborhood and in was driving to the Leschi area to try to
been released from custody despite from Arkansas in 2004. He was placed Renton. find out what is happening. She said
questions about the danger he posed. under the supervision of the Washing- community Police were trying to confirm that their aunt lives at the house where po-
Mike Huckabee, while governor of ton State Department of Corrections holds vigil the man inside the Leschi home was lice were focusing their attention.
Arkansas, granted clemency to Clem- (DOC) for an Arkansas conviction, ac- hours after Clemmons, said spokesman Jeff Kap- Police told residents to stay indoors
mons nine years ago, commuting his cording to a department spokesman. shootings > A8 pel. Clemmons’ sister, Latanya Clem- and keep their doors locked.
lengthy prison sentence over the pro- See > CLEMMONS, A6 mons, 34, said Sunday night that she See > SHOOTINGS, A7
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