Home where 2 officers were killed is demolished

Published: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 2:52 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 2:52 p.m.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Gulf Coast house where two law officers were shot down while helping to serve a warrant has been demolished.

The house was leveled Monday night after St. Petersburg Police Sgt. Thomas Baitinger and Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz, were slain while helping other officers serve a warrant on Hydra Lacy Jr., who had a long criminal history. Lacy was also killed, either by his own hand or police bullets. A U.S. marshal, whose name was not released, was injured but was doing fine.

Officials say Lacy had a long record, with convictions for armed robbery and sexual battery. He was listed with the state as a sex offender and had failed to register with authorities in December as required.

Deputies had been seeking him since then.

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