Skip to comments.Four police officers shot dead at Lakewood coffee shop
Posted on 11/29/2009 10:26:10 AM PST by KeyLargo
PARKLAND, Wash. - Four police officers were shot and killed in a Sunday morning ambush at a Parkland-area coffee shop, officials said.
Pierce County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ed Troyer called the ambush "a targeted attack."
Officials at the scene said two gunmen burst into the Forza Coffee Co. outlet at 11401 Steele St. South, shot the four uniformed officers as they were working on their laptop computers, then fled the scene.
Other customers were inside the coffee shop at the time of the attack, but none of them were shot or injured.
A $10,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest of the suspects, Troyer said.
Emergency personnel rushed to the scene after receiving a report that multiple officers were shot and killed in the ambush at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, according to reports from the scene.
Within minutes, hundreds of investigators and police were rushing to the scene. Roads were blocked in the vicinity of the attack.
One witness who was driving past said he saw an officer on the ground just after the shootings.
Authorities later closed off the air space over the scene of the shootings.
The radio is running appeals for people who saw or heard anything to call in.
No info on a perp yet.
Are we taking bets? Better than 50-50 a middle eastern sirname.
Oh, I bet they have some info on the description of the perp.
Black Male in his mid 20’s, Medium build, scruffy appearance.
Carjacked a 1997/1998 Half Ton Pickup truck.
Armed with a handgun.
Gangland? Drugs? ...Terrorism?
Too many news choppers I assumed.
There are some damn animals in this world.
.... like Mohammed?
Already posted, active thread here:
Something isn’t right about this. It almost sounds like something personal - somebody done somebody wrong, or at least thinks so. According to this, none of the other people were injured?
The officers were shot at Forza Coffee, the News Tribune of Tacoma reported.
Something tells me it’s terrorism because why else would they close off the airspace?
I just heard. They said he fled south on foot. Headed toward us.
Probably to keep down the confusion, and allow the emergency personal to communicate unhampered by noise. That place is right next to the runway.
I am guessing it is more of a criminal activity. Not typical of terrorists to target police officers unless they are getting a new MO.
Two shooters - one black, one white
Thats just what I was going to say.
Where’d you hear that?
$10,000 for info on the ambush slayings of 4 police officers?
Times must be tough. Better money for milk carton kids.
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