Cop-Killer Suspect Shot Dead Police find, shoot Maurice Clemmons in south Seattle neighborhood By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted Dec 1, 2009 6:08 AM CST Updated Dec 1, 2009 7:46 AM CST 32 comments Comments This photo provided by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department shows Maurice Clemmons. (AP Photo/Pierce County Sheriff's Department) (Newser) – Seattle police have shot and killed the man suspected of gunning down four police officers in Lakewood, a suburb 35 miles south of the city, on Sunday. Police tracked Maurice Clemmons down early today after acting on leads about his possible acquaintances. "We knew the noose was tightening,” a police spokesman tells the Tacoma News-Tribune. “Seattle police made contact with him, and he was shot and killed.” Clemmons was confronted by officers in a Seattle street at 2:40am and was shot when he challenged them, according to a law enforcement source. Police say Clemmons had received help from family and friends since Sunday's shooting and have detained a sister of his who they believe treated a gunshot wound he received from one of the dying officers, MSNBC reports.