Maurice Clemmons has a lengthy criminal record (Handout/Pool photo)

Maurice Clemmons has a lengthy criminal record (Handout/Pool photo)

SEATTLE — Maurice Clemmons, the suspect in the brutal, execution-style slaying of four Parkland, Wash. police officers, was shot and killed Tuesday morning in the South Seattle area after confronting police.

Police said they found one of the dead officer’s guns on Clemmons.

Several other people in the Seattle and Tacoma areas have been arrested and face charges of aiding and abetting the alleged cop killer. Police said they arrested the suspected getaway driver who helped Clemmons escape Parkland after he allegedly walked into a coffee shop and gunned down Parkland Sergeant Mark Renninger, 39, and Officers Ronald Owens, 37, Tina Griswold, 40, and Greg Richards, 42.

Authorities expect several arraignments in the next few days.

Clemmons was a lifetime criminal, with nearly a dozen felony collars.

Police would not say how they found Clemmons of give details on the confrontation that led to the suspect’s demise.

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Bradley Ouellette is a Blast staff writer who's been with us since the bitter beginnings when we were an attic and basement operation on Mission Hill.

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