Accused cop killer used officer's gun

11:22 AM, Jan 27, 2011   |    comments
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St. Peterburg, Florida -  10 news has confirmed new details about what happened during that deadly shootout in the attic of a St. Petersburg home.

 K-9 Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz was indeed the first officer that went up into the attic to get suspect Hydra Lacy. He ordered the suspect to show his hands. At one point, Yaslowitz used his taser on Lacy. There was then a struggle and Yaslowitz was shot twice in the face.

Photo Gallery: Pictures from the scene of the shooting

10 News anchor Reginald Roundtree has also confirmed Lacy was somehow able to bound the officer and take his gun and ammunition clips. Deputy U.S. Marshall on the scene was also shot twice, once in the belt and the other shot in his thigh. That's when Sgt Tom Baitinger arrived on the scene.

Baitinger was under a hail of gunfire and even radioed that he was taking on fire in his heroic effort trying to save yaslowitz.

Sgt. Baitinger was then shot by Lacy, in an unprotected area at the top of his bullet proof vest with Officer Yaslowitz's service gun.

10 News has also learned that Lacy died of multiple gunshot wounds from police gunfire.



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by Reginald Roundtree, 10 News

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