Lawyer identifies suspect in fatal cop shooting

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CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Latest on the shooting of two police officers in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (all times local):

12:45 p.m.

A defense attorney has identified the couple found dead at the house where one western Pennsylvania police officer was fatally shot and another was wounded.

Attorney David Wolf says he represented 47-year-old Michael Cwiklinski in a domestic violence case against his Eqyptian girlfriend, Dalia Sabae, last November. Wolf confirms the two were found dead at the house where police say Officer Scott Bashioum was fatally shot and another Canonsburg police officer was wounded early Thursday.

Police haven’t released the shooter’s name, but say the man found dead in the duplex apartment was the gunman who shot officers called to a domestic dispute about 3:15 a.m.

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11:45 a.m.

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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10:45 a.m.

The coroner has identified a police officer fatally shot in what police say was a domestic dispute that turned into an ambush in western Pennsylvania.

Fifty-two-year-old Canonsburg Officer Scott Bashioum was killed and another Canonsburg officer wounded when they responded to the incident about 3:15 a.m. Thursday.

The surviving officer was flown to a hospital in Pittsburgh, but his name, condition and nature of his wounds haven’t been released.

Police have indicated their hunt for the suspect is over, but have yet to release other details on the suspected gunman. They planned a news briefing later Thursday morning.

Police and SWAT teams were seen near at least two homes in the borough about 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh before police were ordered to stand down about 9:30 a.m.

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7:30 a.m.

The coroner says one of two western Pennsylvania police officers shot while responding to a domestic situation has died, and police are searching for a suspect.

Washington County Coroner Tim Warco wouldn’t identify the Canonsburg officer who was slain because relatives are still being notified.

Canonsburg and state police say the incident began about 3:15 a.m.

Trooper Melinda Bondarenka tells reporters the officers were immediately met with gunfire when they arrived at the scene.

The surviving officer has been flown to a hospital in Pittsburgh. His condition wasn’t immediately available.

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.

Nearby schools were delayed or canceled because of the heavy police presence.

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5:45 a.m.

Two police officers have been shot in western Pennsylvania.

It happened around 4 a.m. Thursday in Canonsburg, which is about 20 miles south of Pittsburgh.

Mayor Dave Rhome tells radio station WJPA two officers were shot, but the mayor did not know their conditions. Their names have not been released.

One was taken to a hospital in Canonsburg and the other was flown to a hospital in Pittsburgh.

Officials have not released what led to the shootings.

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