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An ex-con set a car and a house ablaze Monday in his Webster, N.Y. lakeside neighborhood to lure firefighters, then opened fire on them, killing two, before engaging in a shootout with police and committing suicide while several homes burned. Authorities used an armored vehicle to evacuate the area.

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Firemen’s killer left chilling note, deaths at 3

An ex-con killed two firefighters with the same caliber and make military-style rifle used in the Connecticut school massacre after typing a note pledging to burn down his neighborhood and “do what I like doing best, killing people,” police said Tuesday as another body, believed to be the gunman’s missing sister, was found.

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