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Police name person of interest in police shootings

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PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - The Pierce County Sheriff's Department has identified a person of interest in the Sunday morning shooting deaths of four Lakewood Police officers. The person of interest is identified as  Maurice Clemmons, a 37-year-old man from the Parkland area of Pierce County. Clemmons is 5'8" tall, 235 lbs., with black hair, brown eyes, and a mole on his left cheek.

Authorities say Clemmons has extensive violent criminal history from Arkansas, including aggravated robbery and theft. He has also recently been arrested and charged in Pierce County for Assault 3rd on a Police Officer and for Rape of a Child.

Clemmons should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.  If the public has any information on his whereabouts, call any tips to the Sheriff's Department tip line at 1-866-977-2362.