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Noon update from the scene

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Nov. 29, 2009 at 12:13 pm with No Comments »
July 14, 2010 11:38 am

Update from the scene:

Reporter Mike Archbold reports there are roughly 75 marked and unmarked police cars at the scene.

The Pierce County Search and Rescue have arrived on the scene.

The suspect came into the coffee shop and opened fire. The slain officers were wearing bulletproof vests.

Rebecca Radcliffe, manager of the Subway Shop on the corner of 112th and Steele streets, said four officers would often come in on Sunday and stay two to three hours. She didn’t know them personally.

The officers would talk to Radcliffe about Lakewood and the apartment complex where she lived.

“Nothing like this has happened like this before,” she said. “It’s still a little scary to know that people out there are like this.”

Next to the Subway is a Extra Mile convenience store where Samuel Munson works Saturdays and Sundays. He said a couple of Lakewood officers are regulars at the store. He doesn’t know them personally.

“I don’t see much crime here,” Munson said. “I don’t feel unsafe. I keep a couple of things with me.”

He said a couple of kids ran off with some beer Saturday night.

UPDATE: Crime scene technicians are working at the coffee shop.

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