Death penalty for man who killed 3 cops

PITTSBURGH, June 29 (UPI) -- A young Pittsburgh man has been sentenced to death by lethal injection for killing three police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call.

Penalty phase begins for convicted killer

PITTSBURGH, June 27 (UPI) -- A jury is set to consider whether a man convicted of murdering three Pittsburgh police officers should die by lethal injection.

Cop-killer Poplawski guilty on all counts

PITTSBURGH, June 26 (UPI) -- Stanton Heights gunman Richard Poplawski was convicted on three counts of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of three Pittsburgh police officers.

Accused killer of 3 officers goes on trial

PITTSBURGH, June 20 (UPI) -- A trial has begun for a Pennsylvania man accused of killing three Pittsburgh police officers who responded to a domestic dispute at his home.

Trial on Pittsburgh cop-killing to begin

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 6 (UPI) -- Jury selection begins Tuesday for Richard Poplawski, accused of killing three Pittsburgh policemen two years ago.

Police honor slain officers in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, April 9 (UPI) -- Police said a memorial Thursday in Pittsburgh was intended to honor the three officers killed during a recent standoff with an armed suspect.

911 dispatcher error cited in slayings

PITTSBURGH, April 7 (UPI) -- The emergency dispatcher who sent two Pittsburgh police officers to a fatal call didn't relay information that a man at the address was armed, officials said.

Poplawski frequented right-wing Web sites

PITTSBURGH, April 5 (UPI) -- The 22-year-old man charged with killing three Pittsburgh police officers was frequent visitor to far-right Web sites, his Internet activities reveal.

Suspect said a 'good kid' who wanted guns

PITTSBURGH, April 4 (UPI) -- Friends said Richard Poplawski, 22, suspected of gunning down three Pittsburgh police officers Saturday, feared President Barack Obama would take his guns.

Pittsburgh officers killed in standoff

PITTSBURGH, April 4 (UPI) -- Three Pittsburgh police officers responding to a call were shot dead Saturday morning, allegedly by a man who feared having his guns taken away.

The 2009 Pittsburgh police shootings was a shootout that took place on Saturday, April 4, 2009, at 1016 Fairfield Street in the Stanton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, stemming from an argument over a dog urinating in the house between a mother and her 22-year-old son. At approximately 7:11 a.m. EDT, 22-year-old Richard Poplawski opened fire on two Pittsburgh Police officers responding to a 911 call from Poplawski's mother, who was attempting to get the police officers to remove her son from the home. Three police officers were ultimately confirmed dead, and another two were seriously injured.

According to Chief of Police Nathan Harper, Poplawski was armed with a semi-automatic AK-47-style rifle and two other guns, protected by a bulletproof vest, and had been lying in wait for the officers. According to police and witnesses, he held police at bay for four hours as the fallen officers were left bleeding nearby, their colleagues unable to reach them. More than 600 rounds were fired by the SWAT teams and Poplawski.

The victims were the first Pittsburgh city officers killed in the line of duty for 18 years. The incident was the second-deadliest attack on U.S. law enforcement since the September 11 attacks, following a March 2009 shooting in Oakland, California.

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