Topeka KS Police Officer Jeff Atherly, Corporal David Gogian Killed Responding to Suspicious Vehicle Call

FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS:  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Topeka Police Officer Jeff Atherly and Corporal David Gogian were shot and killed while checking on a suspicious vehicle in a grocery store parking lot in Topeka, Kansas.

Several minutes after making contact with the multiple subjects in the vehicle one them opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Atherly and Corporal Gogian. A third officer on the scene was not wounded. The subject who opened fire fled in the vehicle. He was located in a home on Third Street, and shot and wounded after a short standoff.

Officer Atherly had served with the Topeka Police Department for just under two years. Corproal Gogian was a U.S. military veteran and had served with the Topeka Police Department for eight years. Source

The suspect, David Edward Tiscareno , who was reportedly in police custody, is now being reported as deceased.

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