3 Police Officers Dead In Pittsburg Domestic Disturbance

A shooting at a residence in Pittsburg has left three police officers reported dead and two more wounded. They had responded to a domestic disturbance call.
A man opened fire Saturday morning on police officers investigating a domestic disturbance call. Three of the officers were killed and two more were wounded.

The man was arrested after a standoff took place for several hours.

The New York Times reports:

One friend, Edward Perkovic, said the gunman feared ”the Obama gun ban that’s on the way” and ”didn’t like our rights being infringed upon.” Another longtime friend, Aaron Vire, said he feared that President Obama was going to take away his rights, though he said he ”wasn’t violently against Obama.”

Perkovic said that the gunman had an unsuccessful Internet talk show. He also stated that the suspect had an AK-47 rifle and other powerful handguns.

Neighbours report hearing several incidents of multiple gunfire.

The suspect has yet to be named.

AP reports on the incident that started at 7:00 AM Saturday morning.

“When I looked down I saw two police officers laying in the street,” said Don Sand, who lives across the street and was awoken by the sound of gunfire.

A short time later, more officers, SWAT teams and other law enforcement arrived and a third officer was shot, Sand said.

“They couldn’t get the scene secure enough to get to them. They were just lying there bleeding,” Sand said. “By the time they secured the scene enough to get to them it was way too late.”[/quote[

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