The suspected gunman who allegedly shot and killed four police officers in Seattle, Washington is still at large, despite earlier reports that authorities had him surrounded in a house.
Officers descended on an east Seattle home Sunday night and spent hours trying to coax Maurice Clemmons outside. Authorities believed the man wouldn’t come out because he’s suffering from a gunshot wound, or, was possibly dead inside.
SWAT team members bust into the house and the suspect wasn’t there.
Police are searching for Clemmons in connection to the murders of the four officers, Sgt. Mark Renninger, 39, and officers Ronald Owens, 37, Tina Griswold, 40, and Greg Richards, 42, who were ambushed at a coffee shop Sunday.
The victims were working on their laptops, catching up on paperwork, when a gunman burst in and fired at them. They were all in full uniform, which included bullet-proof vests.
Investigators claim Clemmons was shot during the attack. The suspect has a lengthy rap sheet, which includes a long prison sentence commuted by former Arkansas governor Mike Hukabee and aggravated robbery charges. Recently, he was also charged with raping a child and assaulting a police officer.
Police are still trying to determine a motive for the attack. Employees and customers inside the coffee shop weren’t hurt.