The MSNBC reported Sunday that four uniformed police officers were shot and killed in a coffee shop in Parkland, Wash., Sunday morning. The Pierce County Sheriff's officials identified the attack as a "targeted ambush."
The sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said the suspect fled the scene on foot and might be hurt by a return shot from one of the victims.
Troyer said the victims were from the Lakewood Police Department. Their names will be released after all their families are notified.
The police are trying to reconstruct the crime by interviewing all the witnesses in the cafe at the time. No one else was hurt.
The gunman was a "scruffy-faced black man in his 20s or 30s, 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 10 and wearing a black jacket over a gray hooded sweatshirt, and blue jeans," according to the MSNBC.
Maurice Clemmons, a man with previous criminal record with police, is identified as "person of interest" by authorities.
The Seattle Times reported Sunday that Clemmons was just released one week ago after several months' jail for "the child-rape charge."
The article pointed out that Clemmons has a long criminal history "includes at least five felony convictions in Arkansas and at least eight felony charges in Washington."
The MSNBC also noticed that the police haven't found it any connection with the Seattle police shooting on Halloween night.