Pennsylvania gunman shoots himself after killing cop and pregnant woman
CANONSBURG, Pa. —The body of the Pennsylvania gunman who police said opened fire on two police officers Thursday morning, killing one and injuring the other, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside a home he was hiding out, according to FOX News.
The suspected gunman, Michael Cwiklinski, was found in the house in the town of Canonsburg, 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. Authorities also recovered the body of a woman who was six months pregnant and had a Protection From Abuse order against the suspected killer.
One of two western Pennsylvania police officers “ambushed” and shot while responding to a domestic situation died.
Washington County Coroner Tim Warco didn’t immediately identify the slain Canonsburg officer pending notification of relatives.
State police Trooper Melinda Bondarenka told reporters the incident began at 3:14 a.m. when the Canonsburg officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute.
The officers were “ambushed upon their arrival” and immediately shot, Bondarenka said.
The surviving officer was flown to a hospital in Pittsburgh, Warco said. His name and condition weren’t immediately released.
The Canon-McMillan School District canceled classes Thursday because of the heavy police presence, and the nearby Chartiers-Houston School District was operating on a two-hour delay.