Authorities ID man who shot officers in Topeka

By JOHN HANNA
Associated Press
This combination of undated photos provided by the Topeka, Kan., Police Department shows Officer Jeff Atherly, left, 29, and Cpl. David Gogian, 50, who were fatally shot outside a Topeka grocery store Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, authorities said. Authorities say a man suspected in the fatal shooting of Atherly and Gogian has died after an armed standoff with law enforcement at a house in Topeka, Kan.  (AP Photo/Topeka Police Department)
This combination of undated photos provided by the Topeka, Kan., Police Department shows Officer Jeff Atherly, left, 29, and Cpl. David Gogian, 50, who were fatally shot outside a Topeka grocery store Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, authorities said. Authorities say a man suspected in the fatal shooting of Atherly and Gogian has died after an armed standoff with law enforcement at a house in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Topeka Police Department)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — 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 (tihs-'CUH-ree-noh). 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.