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Penn Hills Officer Killed As He Waited For Backup

December 07, 2009  | 

Penn Hills, Pa., police officer Michael Crawshaw was shot and killed as he waited in his patrol car for backup units to arrive, after responding to a crime scene, WTAE TV reports.

Crawshaw, 32, had responded to a 911 call, resulting from a drug fued that also led to the killing of a man who owed $500 to Ronald Robinson, the 32-year-old suspect who allegedly shot Crawshaw with a high-powered rifle.

Crawshaw followed department proceedures by stopping his patrol car a few houses away from the suspected house and radioed for additional units.

He had drawn his duty pistol and may have fired a shot at Robinson, officials said.

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