Posted: Dec 17, 2012 2:18 PM
Source: Associated Press
TOPEKA, Kan. - Authorities have identified the gunman who killed two Topeka police officers as a 22-year-old man who records show had a criminal record.
During a news conference Monday, authorities said the shooter was David Tiscareno. Officers later shot him.
Online court records show Tiscareno was convicted previously of theft of less than $1,000 and a weapons violation. He was sentenced to probation both times.
Authorities said officers were investigating a report of a possible drug deal in a grocery store parking lot Sunday night when Tiscareno opened fire, killing two officers.
Tiscareno fled. He was killed early Monday after authorities fired tear gas inside the home where he was holed up. The Shawnee County sheriff's office says officers opened fire when the man emerged from the home with a gun.