01-24-2011, 11:30 AM #1
FL - Sgt. Tom Baitinger, 48, & Ofc. Jeff Yaslowitz, 39, shot to death, 24 Jan 2011
Officials say at least three people have been wounded: one a U.S. Marshal and two St. Petersburg Police officers.
They were transported by ambulance to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. The police officers are in critical condition, and the U.S. Marshal is in stable condition.
Authorities surrounded a house on the 3700 block of 28th Avenue South shortly before 8 a.m. The suspect is believed to be in the home's attic.
Police say the shooting happened as the U.S. Marshals Service was serving a warrant on a suspect for aggravated battery, and requested St. Petersburg Police assistance. The suspect is also wanted on two other felony charges, although 10 News doesn't have any details. Police have not released any names at this time.
Officials say after the initial confrontation that left the U.S. Marshals agent and one police officer injured, a third police officer was shot in the attic. That officer reportedly continued to engage with the suspect while still holed up in the attic, but has since been removed and transported to the hospital."This isn't who they are. It is only what happened to them."
01-24-2011, 11:53 AM #2
Now he will have attempted murder of Federal/State officers to add to his list...glad no officers died, happy they have the culprit, unharmed... JMHO
01-24-2011, 12:08 PM #3
No longer Attempted...
Local reports just had a Breaking News update - two of the officers have since died. Aslo states that the Suspect is still holed up in the home. I will supply the link as soon as it goes up = this was just now on WBBH.
01-24-2011, 12:42 PM #4
"ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two St. Petersburg police officers were fatally shot while trying to arrest a suspect hiding in an attic.
St. Petersburg Chief Chuck Harmon confirmed the deaths Monday.
He says a U.S. marshal also was wounded and is being treated at a hospital.
He says the suspect remains barricaded inside the house where the shooting happened.
The marshal and officers had come to arrest the suspect on aggravated battery charges.
Police had to use a vehicle punch a hole in the wall to pull out one of the officers."
01-24-2011, 12:58 PM #5
They are saying extensive criminal history ..was in prison for 15 years.
Suspect HYDRA LACY JR. B/M REGISTERED SEXUAL OFFENDER & DRUG DEALER!
Police say the shooting happened as the U.S. Marshals Service was investigating Hydra Lacey. Lacey -- a fugitive wanted for aggravated battery -- and requested St. Petersburg Police assistance. The suspect is also wanted on two other felony charges, although 10 News doesn't have any details.
http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/story...170556&catid=8"This isn't who they are. It is only what happened to them."
01-24-2011, 01:03 PM #6
01-24-2011, 01:11 PM #7
bubba had it on his radio show all morning....he had someone on teh phone that was live at the scene and you could hear all the shots being fired and the armored car ramming the house.
This scum should have never gotton out of prison.
01-24-2011, 02:29 PM #8
Would LOVE a Live Video coverage link as it sounds like plenty is going down right now according to the scanner!
01-24-2011, 03:09 PM #9
I was listening on the scanner ..The robot they sent in was delayed for a while because it had a wire or string trapped in its wheel or or what ever you call it.. I love that scanner..
Officer said if we have to we will bring that house down board by board.
It was reported they were bringing house down then mews stated they were poking holes in house for cameras ..WTF
St. Petersburg, Florida -- The tragic shooting of police officers in St. Petersburg this morning has caused Bayfront Medical Center to order 18 additional units of type O-negative blood. This has drained what already were low reserves at Florida Blood Services' (FBS) main distribution depot.
HE is DEAD just reported ...LACY IS DEAD
Last edited by GetSmart; 01-24-2011 at 03:25 PM."This isn't who they are. It is only what happened to them."
01-24-2011, 03:52 PM #10
ETA: Here's another link:
Police: Fla. shootout suspect found dead in home
St. Petersburg Police spokesman Michael Puetz says the suspect was found dead when officers went into the home Monday afternoon, about six hours after the shootout.Fly high and free, Jhessye ~
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01-24-2011, 04:36 PM #11
Oh my they did demolish the house ...
"This isn't who they are. It is only what happened to them."
01-25-2011, 12:53 AM #12
Court records show two prison terms, starting when he was 17, and arrests for grand theft, aggravated battery, rape, kidnapping, attempted murder and resisting arrest with violence.
When police went looking for him Monday, he was on the lam for a domestic violence charge involving swords and broken liquor bottles.
I didn't know Hydra,'' Capehart said. "He was never around.''That's because he was in prison. At age 17, Hydra Lacy Jr. was sentenced to four years for grand theft auto, attempted murder, aggravated assault and resisting arrest with violence. He served two years.
Seven months after his release, he was arrested for kidnapping, aggravated child abuse, sexual battery with a weapon or force and battery on a law enforcement officer.
A 16-year-old Lakewood High School student told police she and Hydra Lacy dated briefly in 1991, but she broke it off. A few months later, she said, Lacy grabbed her outside her apartment one night, forced her into his car, then hit and raped her repeatedly.
That earned him a 15-year prison sentence. He was released in 2001 after serving nine.
In 2004, Hydra Lacy bought the 28th Avenue S house and married Christine Mary Jewell Pitts that same year.
Lacy's criminal past did not worry his new wife, said her sister, Carol Jewell.
"She thought he had changed. She thought he would never do anything to harm her. She thought she was different and he loved her.''
By 2008, Hydra and Christine Lacy were on the rocks.
They had bought four houses during the go-go days of the real estate boom, hoping to flip or rent them, said Jewell. But when the market collapsed, three of the houses went into foreclosure.
Then Lacy was arrested after the couple had a violent fight. The charges were dropped, but Lacy lost his job, Jewell said.
The next brawl proved more serious. In June 2009, Lacy was charged with aggravated domestic battery. Police say he admitted attacking his wife with two swords. Her injuries included a broken nose, cuts and bruises on the back of her head. Arrest records also say he "broke several liquor bottles over the victim's head."
In a deposition, Christine Lacy says the fight began after she found evidence he was cheating. She also hit him with a liquor bottle and with one of the swords, she said.
Lacy's trial was set for last Nov. 1, but he didn't show. The court sent an electronic warrant for his arrest to the sheriff the next day, court records show. Given his record, a conviction could have sent him back to prison.
St. Petersburg resident Willie Mae Norton, 60, who said she helped raise Lacy, said he came by to visit several days ago.
"He said, 'You know I'm on the run,' " Norton said. "He told me, 'I'm not going back to jail no more.' "
Times researcher Carolyn Edds and staff writers Curtis Krueger, John Cotey, Susan Taylor Martin and Andrew Meacham contributed to this report."This isn't who they are. It is only what happened to them."
01-25-2011, 01:38 PM #13
OR - Spate of Police Shootings - 11 in 24 Hours
All one needs to do is read the recent threads in our Crimes in the News forum. This article doesn't even count the officer shot on the Oregon Coast the other day and is now fighting for his life in a Portland hospital.
This is epidemic, it seems.
Bless all our LE and first responders. Their life is on the line.
Spate of Police Shootings 'Not Normal,' Official Says
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- When two law officers were shot down Monday helping to serve a warrant on Florida's Gulf Coast, it stunned a state already mourning police deaths in Miami and added to a grim tally for the nation: 11 officers shot in five states in a 24-hour period, two of them fatally.
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01-25-2011, 02:34 PM #14
I have never seen anything like this ... Perhaps they wanted to send a message .. but I really think this was overkill..
Christine Lacy is without a house today. Beginning on Monday morning, damage to the house began, first with semi-automatic gunfire by police – an estimated 150 to 200 rounds – were fired into the house, trying to shoot Hydra Lacy.
Pinellas County Property Appraiser's records say the house was sold to the Lacys in 2004. They paid $116,000 for the building. On Nov. 8, Hydra Lacy turned ownership over to his wife in a deed transfer, court records say.
Christine Lacey lost her house, all her belongings and a car when the front-end loader demolished the single-story, 1,658-square-foot home that was built in 1954.
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2011/jan...news-breaking/"This isn't who they are. It is only what happened to them."
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