Webster, NY – William Spengler, the felon who killed two West Webster firefighters and injured three others, allegedly wanted to burn down his entire neighborhood. The typed “good-bye note” Spengler left stated that he wanted to do what he liked doing best: kill people.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, William Spengler, 62, was convicted of killing his grandmother with a hammer. The remains of the gunman’s sister, Cheryl Spengler, were found inside the home where the blaze started. The dedicated West Webster volunteer firefighters appear to have become an obstacle in Spengler’s warped plan to burn the homes on his street.
William Spengler fired bullets into the windshield of the West Webster fire truck as it rolled onto the fire scene. One of the wounded firefighters was struck in the pelvis and the other in the knee and chest. The men are reportedly in stable condition and expected to recover.
Police Chief Gerald Pickering stated that Spengler purchase a multitude of ammunition for his three weapons. The man who reportedly shot the New York firefighters had a military-style assault rifle in his possession, the Huffington Post notes. He reportedly used a .223-caliber semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle, the same weapon which was used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. William Spengler could not have purchased the gun legally due to prior felony conviction.
When the firemen arrived to fulfill their duty to the community and put out the growing blaze, the ex-convict opened fire and took the lives of two Webster heroes. Funerals for volunteer firefighter and police Lt. Michael Chiaperini, 43, and firefighter and 911 dispatcher, Tomasz Kaczowka, 19, are now being planned. The funerals will take place on Sunday and Monday respectively, according to Fox News. Tragically, Chiaperini’s son was working as a 911 dispatcher when took place and heard the radio traffic as the horrific murders unfolded.