Police Search for Suspected Cop-Killer's Wife

$125K reward for info; more than one gun was used in attack
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2009 3:58 PM CST
Police Search for Suspected Cop-Killer's Wife
In this photo provided by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department shows Maurice Clemmons, person of interest in the killing of four Lakewood Police officers in Parkland, Wash., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009.   (AP Photo/Pierce County Sheriff's Department)

Police in Washington state are hoping the wife of suspected cop-killer Maurice Clemmons can help them find her husband. Officers were warned to today to be on the lookout for Nicole Cheryleen Smith, possibly driving a green 1997 Mazda Millenia to Arkansas. Police have posted a $125,000 reward for information on Clemmons after chasing down numerous leads, including a standoff last night and this morning at the suspect's home that proved fruitless.

Police now believe the suspect used more than one handgun in the attack that left four Lakewood police officers dead. They recovered one gun at the scene. Police confirmed that Clemmons was the prime suspect in the attacks: witnesses have informed them that he "made comments the night before to people that he was going to shoot police and watch the news," a police rep told the Seattle Times.
(Read more cop killer stories.)

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