A Tacoma, WA police officer was shot and killed yesterday after responding to a domestic violence call for service.
The suspect in the shooting subsequently barricaded himself inside a home, using two small children as human-shields during a standoff with police.
A police sniper ultimately shot and killed the suspect. The two children were rescued unharmed.
The fallen officer has not yet been identified but was described as having been 45-years old and with the force since 1999.