Gunman kills officer, self; woman found dead after fight
CANONSBURG, Pennsylvania. (AP): A GUNMAN with a history of domestic abuse fatally shot a police officer and wounded a second on Thursday before he and a woman were found dead following a reported fight at their apartment, authorities said.
Officer Scott Bashioum and the other officer were responding separately to a 911 call from neighbours around 3:15 a.m. when they were “ambushed upon their arrival” and immediately shot, state police Trooper Melinda Bondarenka said. The officers had arrived almost simultaneously, though authorities said other details of the initial confrontation weren’t immediately clear.
Bashioum, 52, a father of four on the force for seven years, died less than an hour later at Canonsburg Hospital, the Washington County coroner said.
The wounded officer, whose name was not released, was in stable condition after surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, officials said.
The man and woman found in the home were not identified by police, but officials said the man died of a self-inflicted wound. No cause of death was given for his girlfriend.