Police searching for suspect in officers' killings end standoff at Topeka home

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A nearly two-hour standoff at a house in Topeka, Kansas, has ended with police removing a man -- described by a TV station as the suspect in the shooting deaths of two police officers.

The station (KMBC) showed officers surrounding the home early today.

Officers have been hunting for a 22-year-old man who is suspected in the killing of two Topeka police officers yesterday. The officers were shot outside a grocery store while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle.

Early today, officers lobbed tear gas into the home, several apparent gunshots rang out and a police dog dragged something from the house. Reporters said a man who was not moving was removed from the building.

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060-c-13-(John Hanna, AP correspondent)-"about 18 months"-AP correspondent John Hanna reports the two officers were shot in the head by a suspect who then fled. ((note audio quality)) (17 Dec 2012)

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057-c-13-(John Hanna, AP correspondent)-"in the head"-AP correspondent John Hanna reports two police officers were killed while responding to a call for a suspicious vehicle outside a grocery store. ((note audio quality)) (17 Dec 2012)

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162-a-11-(Police Chief Ronald Miller, at news conference)-"in our history"-Topeka Police Chief Ronald Miller says he's upset by senseless shootings, including the incident that claimed the lives of two of his police officers. (17 Dec 2012)

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081-a-18-(Topeka Police Chief Ronald Miller, in AP interview)-"car, firing shots"-Topeka Police Chief Ronald Miller says the officers had no idea they were walking into a dangerous situation. ((note length of cut)) (17 Dec 2012)

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APPHOTO KSTOP101: Topeka police investigate at the scene of a shooting outside a grocery store in Topeka, Kan., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Two Kansas police officers were shot outside the store on Sunday while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle and died later at a hospital, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Topeka Capital Journal, Thad Allton) (16 Dec 2012)

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