The Straits Times
Published on Dec 17, 2012

Two US police officers fatally shot outside grocery market


TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) - Two Kansas police officers were shot outside a grocery store on Sunday while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle and died later at a hospital, authorities said.

Topeka Police Chief Ronald Miller called the shootings of Corporal David Gogian and Officer Jeff Atherly "unspeakable". He said both Mr Gogian, 50, and Mr Atherly, 29, were shot in the head by a gunman who opened fire on them within minutes of their arrival to investigate the vehicle.

Police said they are searching for a 22-year-old man believed to have been the one who fired on the officers. He remained at large on Sunday night.

A third officer was at the scene when the shooting happened, but was not injured.