Maurice Clemmons, 37, the man you see above, stepped into a coffee shop and shot and killed 4 police officers. One police officer was able to take a shot and hit Maurice, but he still got away. They are now looking for possibly 6-7 people who helped him hide from police. They believe one of them is his sister, who helped clean up the shot wound. Last night at 2:45am a Police officer pulled Clemmons over in a stolen car. When approaching the car, he heard noise behind him and he recognized Clemmons, he told him to put his hands where he can see them but Clemmons didn’t listen. The officer fired several rounds and took him into custody. He later died from the gunshot wound he had. They found Clemmons with one of the officers guns.
The officers who were Killed were Sgt. Mark Renninger, 39, and Officers Ronald Owens, 37, Tina Griswold, 40, and Greg Richards, 42. May they rest in peace.
This story goes on. This man was in Jail since he was 16 but was released early by Governor Mike Huckabee. He claims had he known this man was this distraught he would have not requested an early release. However, Clemmons was arrested again in 2000 and 2004. He was then again arrested earlier this year for assaulting a police officer and for raping a child. He claimed the world was coming to an end.
This story saddens me. Four brave officers died because of one man, because we thought giving people a second chance sometimes works. However, after he violated his parole and got arrested, that should have been sufficient enough to prove that he hadn’t changed. This should have sent him back to jail for the remainder of his sentence. I don’t understand how the law can take someone out of jail so easily yet after he assaulted a police officer and raped a child he was still in the streets. This man should have been behind bars, then perhaps these four brave officers can be with us today, be with their families and loved ones. But today people mourn for the ones they lost, people ask why, and cry and plead that people like Clemmons don’t get a get out jail free card, because these are the chances we are making.
If you want to read the full story on what is going on with this investigation go to news.yahoo.com
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