Gunman kills officer, self; woman found dead after fight
A gunman with a history of domestic abuse fatally shot a police officer and wounded another on Thursday before he and a woman were found dead following a fight at their apartment, authorities said.
Officer Scott Bashioum and the other officer were responding separately to an emergency call from neighbors at 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 were unclear.
Bashioum, a father of four, died less than an hour later at a hospital, a coroner said. The 52-year-old had been on the police force for seven years.
The wounded officer, whose name was not released, was hospitalized in Pittsburgh in stable condition after surgery.
The man found in the home, 47-year-old Michael Cwiklinski, died of a selfinflicted gunshot wound, Washington County Coroner Timothy Warco ruled.
Police vehicles line streets of the neighborhood where two Canonsburg police officers were shot when they responded to a domestic call early Thursday in Canonsburg, Pa.