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Records: Man who shot cops, woman had threatened to kill her

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 11, 2016 9:30 AM

 

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John Kelemen of Canonsburg, Pa., prays at a makeshift memorial to two Canonsburg, Pa., police officers who were shot early Thursday, Nov 10, 2016, in Canonsburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(Canonsburg) -- Court records show a man who fatally shot a woman carrying his child plus two Pennsylvania police officers -- killing one --  had threatened to kill the woman last month. 

Dalia Sabae filed an application for a protection-from-abuse court order last month saying 47-year-old Michael Cwiklinski was drunk and told her she "and our baby that I am pregnant with have to die.''

Authorities say Cwiklinski gunned down Canonsburg Officer Scott Bashioum and wounded Officer James Saieva when they responded to a domestic dispute at the couple's duplex in Washington County early Thursday. 

Police later found Cwiklinski had killed Sabae and then himself with a gunshot to the head. 

Sabae had obtained another protection-from-abuse order last year, but let it lapse when she didn't show up in court to pursue it in December.

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