Ex-Neighbor Helped Shooter Get Guns: Report

Rochester newspaper says at least one arrest expected soon

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 27, 2012 5:42 PM CST

(Newser) – The man who killed two firefighters in an ambush was a convicted murderer, so how did he get the arsenal to pull off his plan? The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester may have the answer: A woman who used to be his neighbor and her daughter helped Spengler get the guns, though it's not clear when. Spengler apparently said so in his note to police, sources tell the newspaper. Expect one or both women to be arrested soon. More coverage here, including autopsy results showing Spengler killed himself and was not shot by police.

This 2006 image provided by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department shows William H. Spengler Jr.
This 2006 image provided by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department shows William H. Spengler Jr.   (AP Photo/Monroe County Sheriff's Department)
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