Suspect in shooting of 2 Pennsylvania officers found dead

Police vehicles wait outside Canonsburg Hospital where a Canonsburg police officer was brought after being shot when responding to a domestic call early Thursday, Nov 10, 2016, in Canonsburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Police vehicles wait outside Canonsburg Hospital where a Canonsburg police officer was brought after being shot when responding to a domestic call early Thursday, Nov 10, 2016, in Canonsburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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A man suspected of ambushing two Pennsylvania police officers responding to a domestic dispute, fatally shooting one and wounding the other, has been found dead along with a woman.

Officials have not identified the man or woman.

Police say the man died of a self-inflicted injury after shooting at the Canonsburg police officers, killing seven-year veteran Scott Bashioum early Thursday. The name of the wounded officer, who is in stable condition after surgery at a Pittsburgh hospital, has not been released.

Police say there’s no continuing threat to the public.

Neighbors tell reporters that police were often called to fights at the home where the shooting occurred. Police have said a woman in the home had a protection-from-abuse court order and the alleged gunman’s defense attorney from an earlier incident has confirmed that information.


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CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — One of two western Pennsylvania police officers “ambushed” and shot while responding to a domestic situation has died, and police are searching for a suspect, authorities said Thursday.

Washington County Coroner Tim Warco didn’t immediately identify the slain Canonsburg officer pending notification of relatives.

State police Trooper Melinda Bondarenka told reporters the incident began at 3:14 a.m. when the Canonsburg officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute.

The officers were “ambushed upon their arrival” and immediately shot, Bondarenka said.

The surviving officer was flown to a hospital in Pittsburgh, Warco said. His name and condition weren’t immediately released.

Police and SWAT teams have been seen near at least two homes in the borough about 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. It’s not clear whether the suspect was in either of those homes.

Police haven’t said whether they know who the suspect is, or whether he’s been charged.

The Canon-McMillan School District canceled classes Thursday because of the heavy police presence, and the nearby Chartiers-Houston School District was operating on a two-hour delay.

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