SEATTLE (AP) -- Police say the suspect in the slayings of four police officers at a suburban coffee shop was not found in the Seattle home where he was thought to have been holed up.
Negotiators spent the night trying to communicate with 37-year-old Maurice Clemmons, using loudspeakers, explosions and even a robot to try to prod him from hiding. But when they entered the home, he was not there.
Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said the location of Clemmons is not known, and it's possible he may still be in the neighborhood staked out overnight by Seattle police. Troyer also says people who know Clemmons told investigators that he had been shot in the torso.
He is suspected of killing the officers as they worked at a coffee shop Sunday morning. Clemmons has a long rap sheet, and once had a 95-year prison sentence commuted by the governor of Arkansas.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Authorities say the suspect in the slaying of four police officers in a suburban Seattle coffeeshop is wounded and perhaps dead.
A spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff says negotiators have been trying to communicate with Maurice Clemmons. They've been using loudspeakers, explosions and even a robot to try to prod Clemmons from a Seattle house.
Four Lakewood police officers were gunned down in a Parkland coffeeshop yesterday morning. Authorities believe one of the victims wounded the gunman.
Clemons has a long criminal history. But a police spokesman declined to say what evidence might link him to the shooting.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Police say a suspect in the coffee-shop slayings of four officers is holed up at a Seattle house, wounded and possibly dead.
Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says negotiators are still trying to communicate with Maurice Clemmons.
Authorities have been seeking Clemmons in the deaths of four Lakewood police officers gunned down in a Parkland coffee shop on Sunday morning. They believe the gunman may have been wounded by one of the victims.
Late Sunday, they began to focus on the Seattle house, about 30 miles from the crime scene. Negotiators used loudspeakers and explosions to try to prod Clemmons from hiding.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Shots have been fired at a Seattle house where a man sought in the coffee-shop slayings of four police officers may be holed up.
The widely spaced, deliberate gunfire appeared to be directed toward the house by surrounding police. The shots followed negotiators' use of loudspeakers and explosions to prod Maurice Clemmons. Authorities in the region have been seeking Clemmons in the Sunday morning shootings of four Lakewood officers, about 30 miles from the Seattle house.
There was no audible response from the house. Police spokesman Jeff Kappel had earlier said police weren't sure anyone was in the house, and refused to comment on the negotiator's tactics.