"This is a safe community, so to have tragedy befall us like this is just horrendous."
Those are the words of Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering after two West Webster firefighters were fatally shot when responding to a house fire early this morning. Two other firefighters were injured.
Officials say it appears the alleged shooter, 62-year old William Spengler, set "a trap" for first responders. Spengler was arrested by Webster police in 1980 and convicted of first-degree manslaughter for killing his grandmother. He was released and on parole from 1998 until 2006.