CANONSBURG, Pa. (WTXF/AP) - The man suspected of ambushing two Pittsburgh-area 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, but police and SWAT teams were seen near at least two homes in Canonsburg until they were ordered to stand down about 9:30am.
Police said he died of a self-inflicted injury after shooting at the Canonsburg police officers, killing seven-year veteran Scott Bashioum, 52, early Thursday.
The name of the wounded officer, who was flown to Pittsburgh for surgery, has not been released but he’s in stable condition. We don’t yet know the nature of his wounds.
The shooting happened at about 3:15am. Trooper Melinda Bondarenka told reporters the officers were immediately met with gunfire when they arrived at the scene.
Now, police say there's no continuing threat to the public.
Neighbors told reporters 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 lawyer from an earlier incident has confirmed that information.
Nearby schools were delayed or canceled because of the heavy police presence.