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  • This image taken from video provided by WHAM13-TV, shows a wide view of homes on fire in an area where a gunman ambushed four volunteer firefighters responding to an intense pre-dawn house fire early Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Webster, N.Y., killing two before ending up dead himself, authorities said. Police used an armored vehicle to evacuate more than 30 nearby residents. (AP Photo/WHAM13-TV via AP video)

    Autopsy: N.Y. gunman shot self, was not hit by police

    The gunman who lured two firefighters to their deaths died of a self-inflicted shot to the head and wasn't hit by return fire from a police officer, New York State Police said Thursday.

  • Firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka, 19, was killed when gunman William Spengler, 62, lured first responders into a death trap before dawn on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/West Webster Fire Department)

    N.Y. firemen's killer mapped out plan for slayings

    The ex-convict-turned-sniper who killed two firefighters wanted to make sure his goodbye note was legible, typing out his desire to "do what I like doing best, killing people" before setting the house where he lived with his sister ablaze, police said.

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