William Spengler set a car on fire and waited for first responders to arrive. When they did, he opened fire. Four volunteer firemen and a cop were shot, two of the firemen died. Four homes were destroyed while the fire dept. waited for police to secure the area. Spengler shot himself.
William Spengler, 62, has a criminal record and served 17 years for beating his grandmother to death with a hammer in 1980.