William Spengler, Shot Firefighters in Webster, New York, Left Note Saying He Wanted to Do What I Like Doing Best, Killing People

William Spengler (Photo: WHAM-TV)

WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Webster, N.Y., say the man who lured firefighters to their deaths in a blaze of gunfire left a typewritten note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and “do what I like doing best, killing people.”

Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering said Tuesday that the man’s sister hasn’t been found yet. He said 62-year-old ex-convict William Spengler armed himself with three weapons and set his house afire to lure first responders into a death trap.

Two firefighters were shot dead and two others are hospitalized. Spengler killed himself as seven houses burned around him Monday.