TOPEKA, Kansas — A Topeka police officer and two Kansas Bureau of Investigation officers were justified when they shot and killed a man who had killed two Topeka officers, Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor said Wednesday.
David Tiscareno, 22, was shot Dec. 17, 2012, about 12 hours after he shot Police Cpl. David Gogian, 50, and Officer Jeff Atherly, 29, as they investigated reported drug activity at a central Topeka grocery store.
Taylor said his investigation did not uncover a motive for Tiscareno's actions but he had methamphetamine in his system at the time the officers were killed. He did not have any accomplices, Taylor said.
The officers did not fire before they were shot and bullets from a third officer in the lot missed Tiscareno.
Officers shot Tiscareno Dec. 17 after a standoff ended when he came out of a home and fired a shot.
Taylor said on Dec. 14, Tiscareno posted a challenge to police on his Facebook account and called himself "a dead man walking."
The Facebook posting included this statement: "go ahead and try to get me, cop-pers. got bullets for everybody and me. death is all around me. have no fear, ya heard me? cause ill sniff u out. i sleep when i die. . .," The Topeka Capital-Journal reported (http://bit.ly/12VisYX ).
Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com