An upstate New York woman has been indicted, on a charge that she lied on a form while buying two guns later used to ambush and kill firefighters in Rochester on Christmas Eve.
Tomasz Kaczowka was just 19. Thousands of mourners gathered Sunday for the funeral of his fellow firefighter Michael Chiapperini.
It turned out it was a neighbor who bought the guns a convicted felon used to kill two firefighters near Rochester on Christmas Eve, and now some state lawmakers want a way to jail people who knowingly give guns to criminals.
New York State Police Senior Investigator James Newell says Dawn Nguyen, of Rochester, faces a state charge of filing a falsified business record.
Michael Chiapperini, 34, and Tomasz Kaczowska, 19, were killed Monday after 62-year-old ex-convict William Spengler armed himself with three weapons and set his house on fire to lure first responders into a death trap.
William Spengler left a typewritten note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and “do what I like doing best, killing people,” police said.
Officials say a fire started in one home and spread to two others and a car.