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Suspect found dead after two officers killed

Police officers patrol the scene of a shooting that killed two St. Petersburg police officers in Perry Bayview neighborhood January 24, 2011 in St Petersburg, Florida. St. Petersburg police officers Tom Baitinger and Jeffrey Yaslowitz were shot to death and a U.S. marshal injured when gunfire broke out as they tried to serve a domestic battery warrant at a home. The gunman, Hydra Lacy Jr., was also shot and killed. (Tim Boyles, Getty Images)
Police officers patrol the scene of a shooting that killed two St. Petersburg police officers in Perry Bayview neighborhood January 24, 2011 in St Petersburg, Florida. St. Petersburg police officers Tom Baitinger and Jeffrey Yaslowitz were shot to death and a U.S. marshal injured when gunfire broke out as they tried to serve a domestic battery warrant at a home. The gunman, Hydra Lacy Jr., was also shot and killed. (Tim Boyles, Getty Images)
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Updated: 1/24/2011 3:53 pm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police say a gunman suspected of killing two Florida police officers and wounding a U.S. marshal during a shootout has been found dead.

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.

Puetz said officers originally went to the home to arrest 39-year-old Hydra Lacy Jr. He says investigators believe Lacy is the person who opened fire from the attic, but they haven't confirmed that.

Officials say the wounded marshal is in stable condition.

Court records show Lacy didn't appear for a scheduled November trial on an aggravated battery charge.

State records show Lacy's record includes convictions for sexual battery and other violent crimes.

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