Police officer killed, another hurt in shooting near Pittsburgh

Posted at 9:44 AM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 09:51:12-05

PITTSBURGH – One police officer was killed and another wounded in a shooting in a suburb of Pittsburgh early Thursday morning.

Michael Cwiklinski

Michael Cwiklinski

According to CBS Pittsburgh, the officers responded to a domestic dispute around 3:30 a.m.

As they approached the residence, the suspect, Michael Cwiklinski, opened fire.

“Upon their arrival, the two officers were ambushed. They were shot with an unknown type of firearm,” Trooper Melinda Bonderanka said.

Both officers were taken to a nearby hospital before one of them was flown to a different hospital.

One of the officers died at the hospital as a result of his wounds. The other officer was reportedly shot in the stomach and is in intensive care.

Officials later confirmed Cwiklinski had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.