- Associated Press - Monday, January 24, 2011

STPETERSBURG, 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.

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

Mr. Puetz said officers originally went to the home to arrest 39-year-old Hydra Lacy Jr., who investigators believe 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 Mr. Lacy didn’t appear for a scheduled November trial on an aggravated battery charge.

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


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