posted on December 27, 2012 12:02
A local police officer involved in the Webster fire is now speaking out. Greece Police Officer John Ritter says he was responding to a call of a fire at William Spengler's home when a bullet smashed through his windshield.
At a press conference yesterday, Ritter emotionally explained how he was able to escape the "kill zone" and managed to warn others to not enter the area. Ritter remains stunned he survived the incident, saying "I don't know why I'm still here."
Meanwhile, federal agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating how ex-convict, 62-year-old William Spengler, acquired the firearms used in the Christmas Eve attack. The investigation –which includes determining the buyer and seller of the weapons -- is ongoing so no other details are available right now. Agents have turned over information to State Police.