Terrible news this morning. 4 police officers have been shot and killed at a Lakewood Forza just outside the gates to McChord AFB, near 116th and S Steele Street. According to news reports, they were just drinking coffee and working on their laptops when the shooting took place.
Update: According to @KIRO7Seattle the officers were three men and one woman, all from the Lakewood Police Department.
The area has been sealed off and police are very actively looking for the suspects, which so far are described only as a
white man and an African American man. An African American male of about 5' 9" 5'7"-5'10" with a medium build, "scruffy" facial hair, wearing a black sweatshirt grey hooded sweatshirt, black coat and jeans. A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to their capture and that number is expected to increase.
3:45pm update: Police now say one of the officers managed to fire a few rounds, and the suspect may be injured. They are asking anyone with information about an injured person meeting the suspect's description to please call the tipline: 866-977-2362
Please stay tuned to local news outlets for more information. The TNT was among the first to break the story and has been posting regular updates, and KING 5 has broken in with substantial updates since the shootings took place.
Update: more detailed story and suspect description at the Seattle times
TIP LINE: 866-977-2362
When I hear about a fund for families I will pass on that information.
This is a terrible tragedy for the officers' families and all of Pierce County.