Maurice Clemmons threatened to kill more than just cops in the days before he fatally shot four Lakewood police officers at a Parkland coffee shop.
Schoolchildren and others also were on his list of targets, according to court records filed Wednesday.
A witness told Pierce County sheriff’s detectives that Clemmons told friends and family gathered for Thanksgiving dinner at his aunt’s home in Pacific that he planned to kill “cops, children at a school” and “as many people as he could in an intersection,” according to an affidavit filed by prosecutors.
Clemmons had bailed out of jail the day before.
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None of those assembled Thursday reported the statements to police, and Clemmons repeated his desire to kill cops on Saturday, according to court records.
He made good on his threat against police Sunday morning, gunning down Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Tina Griswold, Greg Richards and Ronald Owens.