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Authorities in Webster, N.Y., say four firefighters were shot, two fatally, while battling a blaze Monday. (Dec. 24, 2012)

Firefighters shot at scene of blaze in western NY

An ex-convict gunned down two firefighters after luring them to his neighborhood by setting a car and a house ablaze, then took shots at police and committed suicide while several homes burned.

Authorities in Webster, N.Y., say four firefighters were
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Authorities in Webster, N.Y., say four firefighters were shot, two fatally, while battling a blaze Monday. (Dec. 24, 2012)

This undated photo shows Webster, N.Y., Police Department
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This undated photo shows Webster, N.Y., Police Department Lt. Michael Chiapperini. Police say a man who killed two firefighters, including Chiapperini, in a Christmas Eve ambush had served 17 years for manslaughter in the death of his grandmother.

Smoke is seen from the site of a
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Smoke is seen from the site of a fire in Webster, N.Y. Police in New York State say a man who killed two firefighters in a Christmas Eve ambush had served 17 years for manslaughter in the death of his grandmother. (Dec. 24, 2012)

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SWAT teams appear at the scene of a
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SWAT teams appear at the scene of a fire in Webster, N.Y. Police say a man who killed two firefighters in a Christmas Eve ambush had served 17 years for manslaughter in the death of his grandmother. (Dec. 24, 2012)

Webster, N.Y., Police Chief Gerald Pickering exits a
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Webster, N.Y., Police Chief Gerald Pickering exits a news conference concerning the two firefighters killed and two injured in a presumed ambush attack. Authorities say an ex-convict gunned down the firefighters after setting a car and a house on fire. (Dec. 24, 2012)

Webster, N.Y., Police Chief Gerald Pickering, right, embraces
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Webster, N.Y., Police Chief Gerald Pickering, right, embraces New York State Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy following a news conference concerning the two firefighters killed and two injured in a presumed ambush attack. Authorities say an ex-convict gunned down two firefighters after setting a car and a house on fire early Monday. (Dec. 24, 2012)

A makeshift memorial that says
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A makeshift memorial that says "W.W.F.D. God Bless You" sits in front of a home in Webster, N.Y. An ex-convict set a car and a house ablaze to lure firefighters and then opened fire on them, killing two. After a shootout with police, he committed suicide while several homes burned. Authorities used an armored vehicle to evacuate the area. (Dec. 24, 2012)

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