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New York man who attacked firefighters killed himself

The gunman who lured two firefighters to their deaths died of a self-inflicted shot to the head and wasn’t hit by return fire from a police officer, New York State Police said Thursday.

But investigators still hadn’t made a positive identification of the body found in William Spengler’s burned house. They have said they believe the remains are those of his sister Cheryl Spengler, 67, who also lived in the house near Rochester.

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