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2:51 AM, Dec 17, 2012   |    comments
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Police in the Kansas city of Topeka say two of their officers shot outside a grocery store have died at a hospital.

They say the 22-year-old male suspect in Sunday's shooting remains at large and is believed to be still armed.

The officers were shot responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle near the store. They have been identified as 50-year-old Cpl. David Gogian and 29-year-old Officer Jeff Atherly.

Police officials announced the news of the officers' deaths Sunday night as a small crowd gathered nearby for a candlelight vigil outside police headquarters.

Gogian had been with the department since September 2004 and Atherly since April 2011.

Police found the reported vehicle outside a house 10 blocks from the store. They searched the house but didn't find the suspect.

Associated Press

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