Officials ID Officers Killed in Fla. Shootout

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A state official has identified the two Florida officers shot and killed in an intense gunfight with a fugitive hiding in his attic.

Attorney General Pam Bondi said in a statement that officers Tom
Baitinger and Jeffrey Yaslowitz were killed Monday when law
enforcement agents tried to arrest 39-year-old Hydra Lacy Jr. on an
aggravated battery charge.

Police believe Lacy opened fire on the agents. Lacy was later found dead in the home following an hours-long standoff that began
around 7 a.m.

Also injured was a U.S. marshal. His name has not been released.

He was hospitalized in stable condition.

Lacy had a long and violent criminal record including a sexual battery conviction. Court records show Lacy missed his Nov. 1 battery trial.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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