FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Clemmons' Aunt Chose to "Do the Right Thing"

December 03, 2009  | 

"I am coming to your house," he said. "I have killed four policemen and I need a place to rest and hide."

We know now who that was: Maurice Clemmons, the man who ambushed four Lakewood police officers Sunday morning, killing them all.

But to Chrisceda Clemmons, 45, the voice on the phone Sunday night belonged to her nephew Maurice. Her sister Dorothy Mae's son. The kid she used to baby-sit back home in Arkansas. The man who seemed determined to succeed, but who had also started to lose his mind last May.

"He trusted me," Chrisceda Clemmons said. "He trusted that I wouldn't turn him in."

But she did. And she was the only one. Other friends and family are accused of helping Clemmons escape the shooting scene, tending to his gunshot wound, washing his bloody clothes, and keeping him out of law enforcement's reach.

But Chrisceda Clemmons couldn't do that. She had to think of her family. And she knew her nephew was not well. There was the time last May at his house in Tacoma when "he got angry at something" and started throwing rocks at his neighbors' houses and cars. One hit an elderly man. Later Clemmons assaulted two sheriff's deputies.

Read Full Story at SeattleTimes.com

Tags: Lakewood Coffeehouse Ambush, Cop Killers


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Pennsylvania Trooper Ambush Suspect Spotted, Still at Large
A woman in northeastern Pennsylvania says she spotted trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein...
Video: Man Steals Ambulance, Leads LAPD on Chase
A man being treated by paramedics stole a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance and led...
Indiana Police Take Down Serial Killer, 7 Bodies Found
Suspect Darren Deon Vann, 43, helped authorities locate the bodies of six victims in Gary,...
Video: New Mexico Officer Cleared of Sexual Assault by Body Camera
Arrested for drunk driving, an Albuquerque woman tried to flip the script on an...
2 in Speeding Car Killed, Chicago PD Sergeant Hurt in Crash
A car was speeding west in the 4000 block of West Ogden Avenue about 11 p.m. when the...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine