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3 officers dead, suspect killed in US

Police say three officers and a suspect are dead and another officer is in grave condition after two related shootings, the first after a traffic stop and the second after a massive manhunt ended in gunfire.

world Updated: Mar 22, 2009 10:12 IST

Police say three officers and a suspect are dead and another officer is in grave condition after two related shootings, the first after a traffic stop and the second after a massive manhunt ended in gunfire.

Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason says two officers were shot on Saturday afternoon after they stopped the suspect's vehicle in east Oakland. One officer was killed and another badly wounded. The suspect fled the scene on foot into a nearby neighborhood, leading to an intense manhunt by dozens of officers. Thomason says officers acting on an anonymous tip found the suspect hours later barricaded inside a building. Shots were fired and two members of the SWAT team and the suspect was killed.