this is the 2nd police shooting where an officer(s) has died.
first time was when a guy shot a policeman on Halloween.
now a guy walks in a coffee shop and kills 4!
in Terra's favorite town btw.(Tacoma)
PARKLAND, Wash. - A gunman walked into a coffee shop and shot and killed four police officers Sunday morning in what sheriff's officials described as an "ambush."
The officers were sitting in the cafe at a strip mall near the Tacoma suburb of Lakewood with their laptop computers, preparing for their day shifts, when a gunman came in and opened fire, Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said.
"This was a targeted, selected ambush," Troyer said, adding that customers and baristas were in the Forza Coffee shop at the time but no one else was shot at or injured.
Authorities scoured the area for the gunman, who is believed to have fled on foot or by car. Nearby McChord Air Force Base was put on alert.
"We are in the process of searching multiple locations," Troyer said.
There was no specific advance threat against the officers, who all worked for law-enforcement agencies in the county, Troyer said.
He also said there was no known link between the Pierce County officer slayings and the Oct. 31 fatal shooting of a Seattle police officer who was ambushed as he sat in a parked patrol car on a Seattle street. Christopher John Monfort is charged with aggravated first-degree murder in that shooting.
A $10,000 reward was being offered for information leading to those responsible.
Brad Carpenter, the founder of Forza Coffee, told NBC News that all his employees were accounted for. A retired police officer himself, Carpenter started Forza in 2002 and now has 21 stores, primarily in the Tacoma area.
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