2 Kansas officers fatally shot outside market
by John Hanna, Associated Press
December 17, 2012 12:35 PM | 560 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This combination of undated photos provided by the Topeka, Kan., Police Department shows Officer Jeff Atherly, left, 29, and Cpl. David Gogian, 50, who were fatally shot outside a Topeka grocery store Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, authorities said. Authorities say a man suspected in the fatal shooting of Atherly and Gogian has died after an armed standoff with law enforcement at a house in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Topeka Police Department)
This combination of undated photos provided by the Topeka, Kan., Police Department shows Officer Jeff Atherly, left, 29, and Cpl. David Gogian, 50, who were fatally shot outside a Topeka grocery store Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, authorities said. Authorities say a man suspected in the fatal shooting of Atherly and Gogian has died after an armed standoff with law enforcement at a house in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Topeka Police Department)
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People gather for a small candlelight vigil on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Law Enforcement Center in Topeka, Kan. Two Kansas police officers were shot outside the store on Sunday while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle and died later at a hospital, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Topeka Capital Journal, John Hanna)
People gather for a small candlelight vigil on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Law Enforcement Center in Topeka, Kan. Two Kansas police officers were shot outside the store on Sunday while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle and died later at a hospital, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Topeka Capital Journal, John Hanna)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected in the fatal shooting of two Topeka police officers has died after an armed standoff with law enforcement at a house in the city.

The man is suspected of killing 50-year-old Cpl. David Gogian and 29-year-old Jeff Atherly as they responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle Sunday night.

Shawnee County officials say in a statement that Kansas Bureau of Investigation officers tried to negotiate with the suspect before firing tear gas into the home.

The statement says he emerged from the home carrying a gun and officers shot him. He was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries early Monday.

It wasn’t clear if the suspect fired his gun.

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