St. Petersburg Police Officers Tom Baitinger, Jeffrey Yaslowitz, Suspected Gunman Dead As Officers Serve Domestic Battery Warrant

Mon January 24 2011 5:08 pm  http://www.floridacardinal.com/?p=541
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St. Petersburg Police Chief Chuck Harmon shows personal items of police officers Tom Baitinger and Jeffrey Yaslowitz, who were killed Monday when law enforcement agents tried to arrest 39-year-old Hydra Lacy Jr. on an aggravated battery charge in St. Petersburg, Florida.

St. Petersburg Police Officers Tom Baitinger and Jeffrey Yaslowitz, and a U.S. Marshal were shot just after 7 a.m. Monday at 3734 28th Avenue S, in the Perry Bayview neighborhood while serving a domestic battery warrant. The subject of the warrant and the suspected shooter, Hydra Lacy Jr. was also shot, and was killed.


Initially, a St. Petersburg Police Officer and a U.S. Marshal were hit when they tried to arrest Lacy, who was in a defensive position in the attic. Later, police attempted a rescue of the marshal, but one of the rescuers, who was a St. Petersburg Police Officer, was shot and mortally wounded.

The shootout ultimately resulted in the death of the two St. Petersburg Police Officers and the suspected gunman.

At least six Florida police officers have been killed by gunshots since June 2010. Two officers in Tampa, two in Miami last week, and two today in St. Petersburg.


At 10:10 a.m., police officials only said two were in critical condition and one was stable.


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