Florida — Another day, another account of horrific handgun violence.
Two St. Petersburg, Florida police officers were fatally shot, and a US Marshal was shot and is in stable condition while executing a search warrant at a house in St. Petersburg this morning. A local news report indicates that the suspect in the shooting is Hydra Lacy, Jr., who is the brother of boxer Jeff Lacy, a former super middleweight titlist.
Authorities, a report on the local Fox news site said, went to the house to serve Hydra Lacy a warrant for aggravated battery.
The scene deteriorated, and gunfire was exchanged. FBI negotiators, the report said, were called in to try and de-escalate the situation. Lacy, the report says, is currently barricaded inside the home.
The Fox Tampa website says that Hydra is no stranger to law enforcement.
He was arrested in 1988 for grand theft auto, aggravated assault, and resisting arrested, and was imprisoned for more than three years. He was then arrested for sexual battery and kidnapping, and spent over 15 years in prison.