November 29, 2009
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A sheriff's official in Washington state says four police officers have been shot dead in ambush at a coffee house.
Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer told The News Tribune in Tacoma that the officers were sitting in the coffee shop with their computers when the shooter came in Sunday morning.
He says investigators believe the officers were targeted, and it was not a robbery.
Troyer tells the newspaper "it was just a flat out ambush."
He could not immediately say what agency the officers were from.
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PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state official says multiple police officers have been shot near McChord Air Force Base.
Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer tells KOMO-TV that the officers were hit at the east side of the Air Force base at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
No information was immediately available on the number of officers shot or the extent of their injuries.