A MASSIVE hunt continued today for the gunman who killed one West Yorkshire policeman and wounded another.
The killer fired after being detained by the officers during a routine check of a stolen vehicle in Oakwood, Leeds.
The dead officer was named today as Ian Broadhurst, 34, of Leeds.
Police described the Boxing Day killing as an "appalling, dreadful attack".
Pc Broadhurst's wife was said to be "absolutely distraught".
The killer fled in a green Rover 6 car, after hijacking it from a couple at gunpoint.
The traffic officer and his colleague - Pc Neil Roper, 45, a father-of-two from Wakefield - were shot at around 4pm yesterday as they were making an arrest in Oakwood after they noticed a black BMW car was strangely parked.
Det Supt Chris Gregg said the officers carried out extra checks on the BMW, which was parked on Dib Lane, near the junction with the A58 Easterly Road, and discovered it was stolen, with false number plates.
The driver was taken to the police car and put in the back seat. As one officer opened the back door to handcuff the suspect he produced a handgun and shot each policeman several times, fatally wounding the officer in the front seat.
Pc Roper had surgery last night, but was said to be in a stable and non-life-threatening condition in hospital.
Det Supt Gregg, a former head of Huddersfield CID, said: "This was an attack on two unarmed officers which can only be described as an appalling, dreadful, attack."
West Yorkshire Assistant Chief Constable John Sampson said: "The dead officer's wife is absolutely distraught, deeply distressed and in a state of disbelief."
After the shootings, the gunman threatened a passer-by, and a struggle ensued. Officers now want to talk to this man, who left before they arrived.
The gunman fired indiscriminately into the street then stopped two people who were passing in the green Rover. He stole their vehicle, leaving them on the pavement. The car - number L410 PMB - has not yet been traced.
The gunman was described as white, in his 30s to 40s, with a stocky build and a tanned or olive complexion.
Residents described the area around Dib Lane as "quiet".
One said: "It's an all right area. It's very quiet, nothing ever really happens."
Jan Berry, the chairwoman of the Police Federation, said: "This tragedy highlights the growing dangers police officers face every day when serving their local communities.
"Our thoughts are with their families, friends and colleagues at this difficult time."
More than 50 police officers have been killed since 1980 in the battle against the increasing violence on Britain's streets.
From 2000 to date, eight officers have lost their lives.