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A fire burns on Lake Road after a suspect shot four firefighters responding to the blaze in Webster, New York, December 24, 2012. REUTERS/WHEC/Christine VanTimmeren/Handout

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A fire burns on Lake Road after a suspect shot four firefighters responding to the blaze in Webster, New York, December 24, 2012. REUTERS/WHEC/Christine VanTimmeren/Handout

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A Monroe County Sheriff's Department armored truck drops off residents who were evacuated from the neighborhood where two Webster firefighters were killed and two others were wounded by a gunman in Webster, New York, December 24, 2012. A gunman shot dead two volunteer firefighters and injured two others when he ambushed them at the scene of an early morning housefire in a suburb of Rochester, New York, authorities said on Monday....

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Homes burn on Lake Road where two Webster firefighters were killed and two others were wounded after a gunman opened fire at a blaze in Webster, New York, December 24, 2012. A gunman shot dead two volunteer firefighters and injured two others when he ambushed them at the scene of an early morning housefire in a suburb of Rochester, New York, authorities said on Monday. REUTERS/Democrat and Chronicle/Handout

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A Monroe County Sheriff's Department armored truck drops off residents who were evacuated from the neighborhood where two Webster firefighters were killed and two others were wounded by a gunman in Webster, New York, December 24, 2012. A gunman shot dead two volunteer firefighters and injured two others when he ambushed them at the scene of an early morning housefire in a suburb of Rochester, New York, authorities said on Monday....

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Homes burn on Lake Road where two Webster firefighters were killed and two others were wounded after a gunman opened fire at a blaze in Webster, New York, December 24, 2012. A gunman shot dead two volunteer firefighters and injured two others when he ambushed them at the scene of an early morning housefire in a suburb of Rochester, New York, authorities said on Monday. REUTERS/Max Schulte/Democrat and Chronicle/Handout

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Lake Road residents are evacuated from the neighborhood where two Webster firefighters were killed and two others wounded after a gunman opened fire at a blaze in Webster, New York, December 24, 2012. A gunman shot dead two volunteer firefighters and injured two others when he ambushed them at the scene of an early morning housefire in a suburb of Rochester, New York, authorities said on Monday. REUTERS/Max Schulte/Democrat and...

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A house burns after a man set fire and then shot and killed a responding police officer and a firefighter while injuring two other firefighters in Webster, New York, December 24, 2012. A gunman shot dead two volunteer firefighters and injured two others when he ambushed them at the scene of an early morning housefire in a suburb of Rochester, New York, authorities said on Monday. REUTERS/Jamie Germano/Democrat and Chronicle/Handout

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A house burns after a man set fire and then shot and killed a responding police officer and a firefighter while injuring two other firefighters in Webster, New York, December 24, 2012. A gunman shot dead two volunteer firefighters and injured two others when he ambushed them at the scene of an early morning housefire in a suburb of Rochester, New York, authorities said on Monday. REUTERS/Jamie Germano/Democrat and Chronicle/Handout

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Police officers move in to look for a man who set fire to a house then shot and killed a responding police officer and a firefighter while injuring two other firefighters in Webster, New York, December 24, 2012. A gunman shot dead two volunteer firefighters and injured two others when he ambushed them at the scene of an early morning housefire in a suburb of Rochester, New York, authorities said on Monday. REUTERS/Jamie...

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An armed police officer walks past burning houses as firefighters are let back into the area to battle the blaze in Webster, New York, December 24, 2012. A gunman shot dead two volunteer firefighters and injured two others when he ambushed them at the scene of an early morning housefire in a suburb of Rochester, New York, authorities said on Monday. REUTERS/Jamie Germano/Democrat and Chronicle/Handout

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A house burns after a man set fire and then shot and killed a responding police officer and a firefighter while injuring two other firefighters in Webster, New York, December 24, 2012. A gunman shot dead two volunteer firefighters and injured two others when he ambushed them at the scene of an early morning housefire in a suburb of Rochester, New York, authorities said on Monday. REUTERS/Jamie Germano/Democrat and Chronicle/Handout...

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An undated image released by Monroe County Sheriff's Office shows William Spengler. A gunman who spent 17 years in prison for murder ambushed and killed two volunteer firefighters and wounded two others on December 24, 2012 near Rochester, New York, as they responded to a house fire he deliberately set, police said. William Spangler, 62, shot and killed himself after a gunfight with a police officer in Webster, a Rochester suburb,...

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Webster Police Lieutenant Mike Chiapperini briefs the media after an accident at the East Side Water Supply Project on Lake Road in Webster, New York in this April 12, 2011 file photo provided to Reuters December 24, 2012. Chiapperini, also a volunteer firefighter, was killed when a gunman shot dead two firefighters and injured two others when he ambushed them at the scene of an early morning housefire in a suburb of Rochester, New...

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