Man wanted in deadly shooting of 2 Topeka, Kansas police officers dead after standoff Monday

Cpl. Davd Gogian and Officer Jeff Atherly killed

TOPEKA, Kan. - The man wanted in connection with the deaths of two Topeka police officers died after a standoff early Monday morning.

Local TV news stations showed officers surrounding a home in the central part of the city. Investigators believed the man they wanted to question in the fatal shootings outside a grocery store Sunday evening was inside the home.

After officers fired tear gas in the home, the suspect came out of the home carrying a gun, Lt. Jay Simecka, of the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

Officers opened fire and the suspect was hit several times. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  It is unknown at this time if the suspect fired the gun he was carrying.

Police identified the  suspect as David Edward Tiscareno, 22.

Cpl. David Gogian, 50, and Officer Jeff Atherly, 29, died Sunday night while responding to a suspicious vehicle near the Dillons grocery store. Someone opened fire on them when they arrived at the scene. A third officer was not hurt.

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