Two police officers shot in western Pennsylvania, suspect sought

Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino (Note that photo has been graphically altered)
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino (Note that photo has been graphically altered)

The latest on the shooting of two police officers in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (all times local):

6:34am (ET ) – CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) – 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.


Original Story:

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Two police officers have been shot in western Pennsylvania, and the search is underway for a suspect.

The shooting happened at about 4 a.m. Thursday in Canonsburg, 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.

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

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

Officials have not released details about what led to the shootings.

 

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