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Seattle police kill suspect in officer slayings

SEATTLE (AP) - A sheriff's spokesman in Washington state says
Seattle police have fatally shot the man suspected of gunning down
four police officers.

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
Lakewood officers at a coffee shop Sunday morning in Parkland, a
Tacoma suburb about 35 miles south of Seattle.

Troyer says Seattle police found Clemmons after Pierce County
authorities supplied addresses of possible hiding spots.

Police have said they aren't sure what prompted Clemmons to
shoot the officers as they did paperwork on their laptops. Clemmons
was described as increasingly erratic in the past few months.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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