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Category: Lakewood shooting

Jan.
25th

Pierce County judge declines to throw out evidence against Clemmons’ alleged getaway driver

A Pierce County judge Tuesday refused to suppress evidence collected against Maurice Clemmons’ alleged getaway driver through a search warrant defense attorneys said was improperly obtained by law enforcement.

Superior Court Judge Frederick Fleming, after hearing evidence over three days, declared the warrant valid and the arrest of Dorcus Allen proper.

Allen is charged as an accomplice with four counts of aggravated first-degree murder. Prosecutors allege he drove Clemmons to and from the vicinity of a Parkland coffee shop where Clemmons killed four Lakewood police officers in November 2009.

Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Tina Griswold, Greg Richards and Ronald

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Jan.
14th

Three people connected to Maurice Clemmons sentenced in Pierce County Superior Court

A Pierce County judge sentenced three people convicted of crimes related to cop killer Maurice Clemmons to prison terms this afternoon.

A jury convicted Eddie Lee Davis, Douglas Edward Davis and Letrecia Nelson of various counts last month.

Judge Stephanie Arend sentenced Eddie Davis, who was found guilty of providing aid to Clemmons after he gunned down four Lakewood police officers violations, to 125 months – over 10 years. He also was convicted of weapons violations. Prosecutors had sought 25 years for Davis.

Arend sentenced Douglas Davis, convicted of weapons violations, to 7 ½ years. Prosecutors also sought

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Sep.
23rd

UPDATED: Woman pleads guilty to helping cop killer, gets maximum sentence

A 27-year-old woman pleaded guilty as charged this afternoon to helping cop killer Maurice Clemmons after he gunned down four Lakewood police officers last November.

Quiana M. Williams pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree rendering criminal assistance during a hearing today. Pierce County Superior Court Stephanie Arend then sentenced Williams to five years in prison. It was the maximum sentence she faced.

Prosecutors alleged that Williams picked up Clemmons in Seattle on Nov. 29. That morning he gunned down Lakewood police Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Tina Griswold, Ronald Owns and Greg Richards as they prepared for their Sunday

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Dec.
1st

Lakewood police take their slain officers home

In a half-mile-long procession of motorcycles and patrol cars with their lights flashing, the Lakewood Police Department brought its four fallen officers home Tuesday morning.
The bodies of the four officers slain Sunday morning were taken from the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s building at  South 36th Street and Pacific Avenue  to Mountain View Funeral Home on Steilacoom Boulevard in Lakewood.
They had been brought to the Medical Examiner early Sunday evening from Parkland where they were shot by a similar escort of Lakewood officers.
Four Lakewood Fire Department Medic One units carried the bodies of Officers Mark

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Dec.
1st

Neighbor describes shooting scene

Reporter Lewis Kamb is in South Seattle and phoned in a report from the scene where Maurice Clemmons was shot this morning.

Ron Lewis, 59, lives in the 4400 Block of Canyon Avenue South. The silver Acura that prompted the police officer’s attention was parked in front of his next-door neighbor’s house. He was awakened about 2:30 a.m.

“I just heard a bunch of gunshots. It was real loud – boom, boom, boom,” he said. “I saw the guy laying there. About 5 minutes later there were about 200 cops here.”

Dec.
1st

Memorial set for slain officers

A memorial service for the four slain Lakewood officers will take place Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome.

More than 20,000 law enforcement officers are expected to attend.

The event is open to the public.

Donations for the officers’ families can be made to the Lakewood Police Independent Guild at P.O. Box 99579; Lakewood, WA; 98499.

Anyone interested in volunteering can e-mail lakewoodmemorialservice@gmail.com.

Dec.
1st

Flags lowered for fallen officers

The governor has ordered that all Washington state and U.S. flags be lowered at all state agency buildings in honor of the four Lakewood police officers killed Sunday.

The flags will remain at half-staff until the end of business Tuesday, Dec. 8, or until first-thing Wednesday, Dec. 9.

“Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition,” a news release from Gov. Chris Gregoire’s office states.

Dec.
1st

Procession for slain Lakewood officers this morning

The bodies of the four slain Lakewood police officers will be moved this morning from the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The bodies will be escorted by Lakewood police, the Lakewood Fire Honor Guard, Lakewood Fire Medic Units and the Medic City Honor Guard to Mountain View Funeral Home.

Expect traffic delays.