Two officer and one marshal wounded in St. Petersburg shooting
ST. PETERSBURG — A U.S. Marshal and a St. Petersburg police officer were both shot Monday morning as authorities attempted to serve a warrant at a St. Petersburg home. A third officer who entered the home was also shot.
The shooting took place at 3734 28th Ave. S, in the Perry Bayview neighborhood. Authorities were serving a warrant to Hydra Lacy Jr., a known sex offender, according to records, but police have not yet released the suspect's name.
At 9:20 a.m., prolonged rounds of firing could be heard coming from the site. Later, the last injured officer was taken from the inside the house and transported to the hospital. He was accompanied by a surgeon.
"It doesn't look good," said St. Petersburg Police Chief Chuck Harmon, who was also at the scene.
Early Monday, Pinellas Sheriff's Chief Deputy Robert Gualtieri, made a dramatic statement a previously scheduled meeting of the County Commission, saying, "The one St. Pete officer is dead and the other one is pinned down in the house and was shot several times."
But at 10:10 p.m., police officials said two were in critical condition and one was stable.
The site of the shooting is near Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School. The school is on lockout, school officials confirmed.
Police spokesman Mike Puetz said the suspect was facing aggravated battery and two other felony charges and was being served a U.S. Marshal's warrant by a police officer. An officer was interviewing the suspect's girlfriend, who told the officer the suspect was in the attic. When the suspect was approached, he began firing at the officer.
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