Gunman accused of killing officer is dead

Authorities say the suspect in the fatal shooting

Authorities say the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Tacoma, Washington, police officer has been shot and killed by officers after a lengthy barricade situation.

SEATTLE - (AP) - Authorities say the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Tacoma, Washington, police officer has been shot and killed by officers after a lengthy barricade situation.

Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer says the suspect was shot at approximately 3:30 a.m. Thursday, ending an 11-hour standoff. The suspect has not been identified.

 Troyer says a girl and a boy, have been found unharmed, and have been taken from the house. He says officers found multiple weapons in the house.

Before the standoff began, a Tacoma officer was shot multiple times while answering a domestic violence call Wednesday. The officer was pronounced dead at a hospital after nightfall Wednesday. The officer has not been identified.

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