Search for the Pierce County murder suspect: Where it stands

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As of this writing, Pierce County police-killing suspect Maurice Clemmons (right) isn’t in custody yet, but there’ve been more than half a dozen searches in Seattle today – as shown in this Google Map assembled by @captaingentry, circulated via Twitter (having listened to scanner activity most of today, we can confirm these are locations where police have been). So far, none of these major searches have been in West Seattle, but it’s vital for everyone citywide to be on the lookout, as he could be anywhere. If you are an instant-info fan like we are, you can watch tagged Twitter traffic by using this link – those whose tweets you’ll see include citywide and neighborhood journalists who are or have been at the various search scenes (and you don’t have to have a Twitter account to use that page). Reminder – the tip line is 866-977-2362, and here’s the link for how to help the murdered officers’ families. 5:57 PM – The family of murdered SPD Officer Tim Brenton has issued a statement expressing sympathy and asking for the same support for those families that they have received. Meantime, a new search location is unfolding right now – in Renton – few details yet.

2:51 AM UPDATE: Until there’s more information, we’ll make a quick note here – there’s been a shooting south of Beacon Hill that may be linked to the case. When something is confirmed, we’ll post a separate update.

16 Replies to "Search for the Pierce County murder suspect: Where it stands"

  • livingonthebeach November 30, 2009 (4:32 pm)

    I was sickened to hear the horrific story of these four heroes who never had a chance. My heart goes out to their families. What a senseless and tragic ordeal.

  • k November 30, 2009 (5:34 pm)

    the whole chase is mind boggling to me. they knew who they were looking for very early yesterday. why weren’t they at his home, his sister’s home and wife’s home sooner? the police said he was at his home sometime last night? how? why weren’t they there waiting for him? also, they tell everyone to be on the lookout for his wife’s car today, but it sold 2 months ago? what’s the deal? they should have known that information yesterday. something is wrong here. things don’t add up. please catch him. NOW.

  • AceMotel November 30, 2009 (6:00 pm)

    what livingonthebeach said!

  • JanS November 30, 2009 (6:40 pm)

    this guy has too many people helping him. And I think that he probably feels that if he keeps moving, maybe he’ll keep alluding them. The reward for giving the concrete info as to his whereabouts is great now – 125K. Money talks…they’ll find him. I hope before he dies, if he is wounded. I would like to hear what incomprehensible excuse he may have. And, people, remember this. the cops are NOT gonna tell you everything they know. Why should they? If they tell you, they’re telling the suspect, too. They hold things close to their chest, and let out what they want. Don’t fault the police dept. for something you don’t understand.Now is NOT the time.

  • WSMom November 30, 2009 (6:51 pm)

    “Family members of the man wanted in connection with the slayings of four Lakewood police officers may be helping the fugitive hide from law enforcement, sources told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Kevin McCarty.

    The sources said they suspect Maurice Clemmons’ friends and family are trying to throw investigators off his trail as the 37-year-old tries to avoid capture.

    Ever since Clemmons was named as a suspect in the fatal shooting of the Lakewood officers, police agencies have been inundated with calls and tips. Detectives said they now believe some false leads came from people trying to buy Clemmons time by keep search teams busy.

    Police sources said evidence found at the scene of the home in Seattle where police thought Clemmons was holed up indicates he was still bleeding badly when he arrived there.”

    In my opinion, anyone who has aided this murderer should get thrown in prison for a very long time.

  • k November 30, 2009 (6:52 pm)

    JanS-i am in no way faulting the police. i’m sorry that’s how you took my posting. i just wondered why the basics weren’t covered sooner.

  • David November 30, 2009 (7:09 pm)

    There is no way that he could elude the police this long without help. I hope they find and prosecute everyone that is helping him.

  • bridge to somewhere November 30, 2009 (7:38 pm)

    What David said – I hope anyone aiding the person(s) responsible for this tragedy get prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.

  • Jose November 30, 2009 (9:26 pm)

    If the system is lax on murderers, what do you think it will do to those who are aiding this scumbag? This guy had killed someone, attacked a Police Officer and raped a child – and was out on bail.
    The criminal justice system is broken…REALLY broken.

  • WTF November 30, 2009 (9:55 pm)

    All we can hope for is when they find him, they aim high and center.

  • seven November 30, 2009 (9:57 pm)

    let’s not assume that people are willingly aiding him.

  • JanS November 30, 2009 (10:03 pm)

    k…I guess I sounded a bit harsh…didn’t mean to. But others have questioned the police, even have questioned why the 4 were in a coffee shop and not at the station, and it was ticking me off. Apologies. I think they could only call him “a person of interest” until they found out more concrete evidence.

    I, too, would like to see his family and friends prosecuted to the fullest extent that the law provides. Why would they help him…a cop killer…coldblooded at that. I’m always amazed that people do that. They may not have pulled the trigger, but they are equally culpable. It’s so very sad.

  • LAP November 30, 2009 (10:08 pm)

    I find it so sad that he has friends and family helping him evade justice… guilty they will feel if more innocent people die between now and when he is finally captured. Please people…do the right thing and call the tip line!
    He was charged with raping a 12-year old relative! Why are these people protecting him?

  • Carole November 30, 2009 (10:59 pm)

    Per the Pierce Co pleadings, the prosecutor filed a declaration that Arkansas no longer wanted him on a parole violation. That would explain why he wasn’t shipped back there. If Arkansas decided they didn’t want the expense of returning him back there, they would have notified the prosecutor they were declining. Bail on the child rape was $150K. He posted $15K and (he or someone on his behalf)posted some asset as security for the balance. I believe that $$ and security asset will now be forfeited.

  • Living in West Seattle Since 1985 December 1, 2009 (1:42 am)

    1st Halloween . . . Now Thanksgiving weekend! Very very sad times for the Police and their families. My Condolences. I hope this horrible man is in jail soon!

  • generalgentry December 1, 2009 (7:48 am)

    Hey, you demoted me! I’m @generalgentry! Hehehe.

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