2 police officers shot near Pittsburgh; one has died

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Officer killed, another injured in Canonsburg shooting

Two police officers were ambushed and shot early Thursday, one fatally, in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

The officers were shot while responding to a domestic situation on Woodcrest Drive.

WPXI's Steven Fisher reported that Officer Scott Bashioum, 52, died.

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Fisher reported that Bashioum was taken by an ambulance to Canonsburg Hospital. The other officer, who has yet to be identified, was flown to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he underwent surgery and is in stable condition, authorities said.

According to state police, the officers were ambushed and shot as they approached the front door of a home while responding to a domestic situation.

Investigators confirmed that the suspect, Michael Cwiklinski, and a woman were found dead inside the home at about 9 a.m. Thursday. Gas cans were found inside the house and inside the suspect's car. State police said there was an active protection from abuse order against the suspect, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Schools in the Canon-McMillan and Chartiers-Houston school districts and St. Patrick Parochial School were closed Thursday. Police said there was no threat to the public after the suspect was found dead.

"Its going to take probably years to personalize something like this," Canonsburg police Chief Al Coghill said.

Coghill described Bashioum as a loving father and husband and "just one of those guys who always was there for you whenever you needed it."

"We've lost a friend, a comrade," Canonsburg Mayor David Rhome said. "We can't take back what has happened. All we can do is move forward."