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Coroner: Woman killed by man who ambushed cops

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CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania coroner says a woman found dead in her home had been shot by a man who ambushed and killed a police officer and then killed himself.

Washington County Coroner S. Timothy Warco says Dalia Elhefny Sabae died as a result of a gunshot wound inflicted by Michael Cwiklinski Thursday morning.

He says Cwiklinski died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after police say he ambushed two officers responding to a domestic dispute in Canonsburg.

Officer Scott Bashioum was fatally shot and another Canonsburg police officer was wounded early Thursday.

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12:45 p.m.

A defense attorney has identified the couple found dead at the house where one western Pennsylvania police officer was fatally shot and another was wounded.

Attorney David Wolf says he represented 47-year-old Michael Cwiklinski in a domestic violence case against his Eqyptian girlfriend, Dalia Sabae, last November. Wolf confirms the two were found dead at the house where police say Officer Scott Bashioum was fatally shot and another Canonsburg police officer was wounded early Thursday.

Police haven't released the shooter's name, but say the man found dead in the duplex apartment was the gunman who shot officers called to a domestic dispute about 3:15 a.m.

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11:45 a.m.

A man suspected of ambushing two Pennsylvania police officers responding to a domestic dispute, fatally shooting one and wounding the other, has been found dead along with a woman.

Officials have not identified the man or woman.

Police say the man died of a self-inflicted injury after shooting at the Canonsburg police officers, killing seven-year veteran Scott Bashioum early Thursday. The name of the wounded officer, who is in stable condition after surgery at a Pittsburgh hospital, has not been released.

Police say there's no continuing threat to the public.

Neighbors tell reporters that police were often called to fights at the home where the shooting occurred. Police have said a woman in the home had a protection-from-abuse court order and the alleged gunman's defense attorney from an earlier incident has confirmed that information.

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