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Autopsy: Man who shot firefighters killed himself

Gunman was not hit by any police bullets

12:04 PM, Dec. 28, 2012
This Wednesday, Dec. 26, aerial photo shows a view a of Lake Road in Webster, N.Y., where William Spengler Jr. killed two firefighters and wounded two others who were responding to fire Spengler deliberately set to lure them to the neighborhood on Monday. Authorities said Spengler set a car on fire and touched off an 'inferno' in his Webster home on a strip of land along the Lake Ontario shore, took up a sniper's position and opened fire on the first firefighters to arrive at about 5:30 a.m. on Christmas Eve. He later killed himself with a gunshot to the head. Seven homes were consumed in the blaze. / AP
This Wednesday, Dec. 26, aerial photo shows a view a of Lake Road in Webster, N.Y., where William Spengler Jr. killed two firefighters and wounded two others who were responding to fire Spengler deliberately set to lure them to the neighborhood on Monday. Authorities said Spengler set a car on fire and touched off an 'inferno' in his Webster home on a strip of land along the Lake Ontario shore, took up a sniper's position and opened fire on the first firefighters to arrive at about 5:30 a.m. on Christmas Eve. He later killed himself with a gunshot to the head. Seven homes were consumed in the blaze. / AP
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Autopsy reports released Thursday confirmed that the man who shot four volunteer firefighters responding to a house fire on Christmas Eve was struck only with a bullet from his own weapon.

William Spengler Jr., 62, of Webster, N.Y., died Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to New York State Police. That detail, released earlier this week by Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering, was confirmed by an autopsy performed by the Monroe County medical examiner's office, New York State Police announced Thursday.

On Monday morning, Spengler fatally shot Mike ...

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