4 police shot dead in coffee shop

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  1. #1 V8stangman, Nov 29, 2009
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    Lakewood, Washington (CNN) -- Four police officers were fatally shot Sunday in what police said was an ambush in a coffee shop near Tacoma, Washington.

    The officers were sitting in the coffee shop in Lakewood, Washington, before the start of their shifts, reading on their computers, when the shooting occurred, said Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer. He told reporters that authorities believe the officers were meeting and going over cases or doing paperwork.

    "This was a targeted, selected ambush," Troyer told reporters. He said a gunman came inside, opened fire and shot all four officers. Two baristas and other customers inside the shop were unharmed -- "just the law enforcement officers were targeted."

    Authorities know the identity of the four fallen officers, and were in the process of notifying family members and their departments, he said. He would not say what agencies the officers were from, but said, "they're all from this area."

    A $10,000 reward was offered for information leading to an arrest, he said.

    Police are looking for one man and possibly a second person in the attack, which occurred about 8 a.m., Troyer said. The suspect is described as an African-American man, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a black coat and blue jeans, with a "scruffy" appearance, he said. The man is believed to have fled the coffee shop on foot, he said.

    Officers were working on getting additional descriptions from witnesses.

    "We're doing everything we can," Troyer said. Authorities were conducting searches in numerous locations, he said, and dogs had been brought in to attempt to track the suspect.

    There were no known threats against police before the incident, Troyer said.

    Lakewood is about 40 miles south of Seattle and 10 miles southwest of Tacoma.

    Bystanders gathered outside the coffee shop, some of them in tears.

    The Forza Coffee Company is on the edge of McChord Air Force Base. Spokesman Bud McKay said the base was not shut down, but security was ramped up around the perimeter as a precaution.

    The military has offered assistance to police, he said, but it has not been requested.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/11/29/washington.police.shooting/index.html
     
  2. 1 man can kill 4 officers and didn't even have to explode them off of him. Impressive.
     
  3. very sad to hear this and what a tragedy for the canadian law enforcement. But the brutal methods used by American policemen against scum and ghetto boyz are the right ones. I am also astonished that the canadian policemen are not wearing classIII bulletproof vests.
     
  4. This happened near Seattle USA, not in Canada.
     
  5. 40% of this is overly sad.
     
  6. that is even more sader <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A> sorry having not read enough carefully the article
     
  7. I drive to Lakewood five days/week to catch the bus. I wonder where this was at.
     
  8. Just so we're clear: they weren't wearing vests because they were off duty
     
  9. "The Forza Coffee Company is on the edge of McChord Air Force Base"
     
  10. people really can't #$%#ing read nowadays <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  11. I blame videogames.
     
  12. there was no trophy associated with the reading of this article wasn't it <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>

    /syntax
     
  13. Yeah, I stopped reading about 80% of the way through. Oops.
     
  14. I see what you did there <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  15. You'd think the "Forza" part would have gotten his attention.
     
  16. did it involved bad handling physics and choppy sounds?
     
  17. were they smoking some ganja?
     
  18. %$#@ing stupid nigger. He left witnesses alive.
     
  19. No but it did involve using 29 bullets for teammate-detect.
     
  20. Current reports say they were wearing vests. They were likely shot in the head.
     
  21. cops here only were bulletproof vests when they do a bust or something. but thats cause we cant have guns <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  22. You write a virus/worm that wreaks havoc and costs millions of dollars in damage the world over, and you get a $70K/year job offer. You manage to kill four cops with headshots on them all before they can even draw their weapons and you get lethal injection. This does not add up..
     
  23. And cops around here seemingly wear vests anytime they're in uniform.
     
  24. Most officers wear the Level II & IIA stuff. It's soft and flexable and stops most handgun calipers and shotgun pellets. You can wear it under a shirt and it isn't that noticeable.

    It provides virually no protection against rifle fire of any kind.

    Most people don't realize just how powerful hunting caliber rifle fire is.

    A Type III vest can stop the 7.62x51 (.308) round but not Springfield 30.06.

    A Type IV (the last type of armor) can stop at least one round of 30.06

    30.06 being the most common deer hunting round in the US along side 30.30
     
  25. The media loves calling hunting rifles "high powered rifles"
     

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