This combination of undated photos provided by the Topeka, Kan., Police Department shows Officer Jeff Atherly, left, 29, and Cpl. David Gogian, 50, who were fatally shot outside a Topeka grocery store Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, authorities said. Authorities say a man suspected in the fatal shooting of Atherly and Gogian has died after an armed standoff with law enforcement at a house in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Topeka Police Department)
People gather for a small candlelight vigil on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Law Enforcement Center in Topeka, Kan. Two Kansas police officers were shot outside the store on Sunday while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle and died later at a hospital, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Topeka Capital Journal, John Hanna)
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected in the fatal shooting of two Topeka police officers has died after an armed standoff with law enforcement at a house in the city.
The man is suspected of killing 50-year-old Cpl. David Gogian and 29-year-old Jeff Atherly as they responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle Sunday night.
Shawnee County officials say in a statement that Kansas Bureau of Investigation officers tried to negotiate with the suspect before firing tear gas into the home.
The statement says he emerged from the home carrying a gun and officers shot him. He was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries early Monday.
It wasn’t clear if the suspect fired his gun.