Police Shooting In St. Petersburg And Your Responses

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Update:  Suspect Hydra Lacy is dead, it is unclear if it was by his own hand or during the firefight with police

Police Chief Chuck Harmon announced the passing of the two officers during an 11 a.m. news conference. Their names will be released at 4 p.m.

Two St. Petersburg police officers were shot and killed and a U.S. Marshall was wounded while trying to serve a warrant. The gunman may still be alive.

The shootings occurred shortly afte 7 a.m. at a home in the 3700 block of 28th Avenue South, according to police spokesman Michael Puetz.

One police officer and the U.S. Marshall were taken to Bayfront Medical center.  The third officer was inside the house for several hours with the suspect, who refused to give up.  That officer was rescued after an armored vehicle equipped with a battering ram punched a hole in the house around 9:30 a.m.   The officer was rushed away in an ambulance accompanied by a trauma surgeon. (ABC Action News)

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