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More Details Released on Topeka Police Shooting Deaths

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Officials have released more information about a shooting that killed two Topeka police officers over the weekend. Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones released details about the incident that took place in a grocery store parking lot Sunday night. The officers were investigating possible drug activity in a car in the store's parking lot.

The two other people in the car were questioned and released. The suspected shooter, 22-year-old David Tiscareno (TISK-uh-ree-no), died after a standoff with police. Law enforcement officials say Tiscareno fired a shot before being shot dead by officers. Hundreds of people  gathered last night for a candlelight vigil for the two Topeka police officers. The crowd included dozens of uniformed law enforcement, as well as Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. Family members of killed 50-year-old David Gogian (GOH'-ghee-uhn) and 29-year-old Jeff Atherly also were present. Topeka resident Janet Rice rode a shift with Atherly in May after finishing a 13-week citizens' course on policing and described him as polite and patient.

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