Man who killed 2 NY firemen left note on killing plan

Man who killed 2 NY firemen left note on killing plan

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Firefighters were called to a house fire in Webster, N.Y. on Dec. 24, 2012, only to find a gunman. Inset: William Spangler who cops have identified as the alleged suspect.

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by ABC News

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 25, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 25 at 2:33 PM

(ABC News) -- Police In Webster, N.Y., say the man who lured firefighters to their deaths in a blaze of gunfire left a typewritten note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and "do what I like doing best, killing people."

Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering said Tuesday that the man's sister hasn't been found yet. He said 62-year-old ex-convict William Spengler armed himself with three weapons and set his house afire to lure first responders into a death trap.

Two firefighters were shot dead and two others are hospitalized. Spengler killed himself as seven houses burned around him Monday.

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