Four Cops Gunned Down in Wash. Café
Policemen were targeted by gunman, investigators believe
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2009 12:41 PM CST
Four policemen were shot to death in Washington state today, when a gunman entered the coffee shop they were in and opened fire.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – A gunman entered a coffee shop in Washington state this morning and opened fire, killing four police officers, reports the Tacoma News Tribune. The three men and one woman, who were wearing bulletproof vests as they prepared to start their shifts, appear to have been targeted and not the victims of robbery. "It looks like a flat-out ambush," said a police spokesman. "Someone came in and opened fire."