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William Spengler

Webster Fire
4:00 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

Suspected Shooter Had Lengthy Criminal History

photo courtesy of Monroe County Sheriffs Office

Police say it appears an ex convict set fire to his home in order to  lure firefighters  to the neighborhood.  After setting the trap, 62-year old William Spengler then started shooting them when they arrived.  Police say he killed two of the firefighters and injuring two others before killing himself.  Several other homes also caught fire and were destroyed in the blaze.

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