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Homicide charges likely to be filed against Warminster standoff suspect

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Feb 27 2013 06:00:00 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 28 2013 04:27:17 AM CST

Bucks County investigators say homicide charges will likely be filed against the Warminster man who engaged police in a seven-hour standoff.

WARMINSTER, Pa. -

Bucks County investigators say homicide charges will likely be filed against the Warminster man who engaged police in a seven-hour standoff.

Officials say Marie Zienkewicz, 89, was shot and killed in the standoff between Andrew Cairns and police on Feb. 19.

Authorities still have not made a determination on whether the fatal shot was fired by the suspect or police.

Cairns has already been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting at police.