Suspect in Shooting Deaths of 2 Police Officers Found Dead

By: AP
By: AP

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Police say a gunman suspected of
killing two Florida police officers and wounding a U.S. marshal
during a shootout has been found dead.

St. Petersburg Police spokesman Michael Puetz says the suspect
was found dead when officers went into the home Monday afternoon,
about six hours after the shootout.

Puetz said officers originally went to the home to arrest 39-year-old Hydra Lacy Jr.

He says investigators believe Lacy is the person who opened fire from the attic, but they haven't confirmed that.

Officials say the wounded marshal is in stable condition.

Court records show Lacy didn't appear for a scheduled November
trial on an aggravated battery charge.

State records show Lacy's record includes convictions for sexual
battery and other violent crimes.


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