Incident

12-24-2012 New York Webster 5-1

Location

December 24, 2012

Incident Address
Webster, New York

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Tomasz Marian Kaczowka
  • Age: 19
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Lt. Michael J. Chiapperini
  • Age: 43
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Cheryl Spengler
  • Age: 67
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Female
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Joseph Hofstetter
  • Age: 33
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Injured
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Ted Scardino
  • Age: 48
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Injured
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: William Spengler
  • Age: 62
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Wounded/Injured
  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, or suicide)
  • Suicide^
  • Murder/Suicide
  • Officer Involved Incident
  • Officer Involved Shooting - Officer shot
  • Officer Involved Shooting - Officer killed
  • Police Targeted
  • Mass Shooting (4+ victims injured or killed excluding the subject/suspect/perpetrator, one location)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Backfill
  • Possession of gun by felon or prohibited person
  • Assault weapon (AR-15, AK-47, and ALL variants defined by law enforcement)

Notes

Gunman set fire to home; killed 2 responding firefighters & injured 2; killed self. Sister's body found in home; ID'd 10 months later, COD gunshot to head. Prohibited purchaser; neighbor Dawn Nguyen, 21, straw-purchased guns at Gander Mountain in Henrietta NY in 2010; served 8 yrs.

Guns Involved

3 guns involved.

  • Type: 38 Spl
  • Type: 223 Rem [AR-15]
  • Type: 12 gauge

Sources

District

Congressional District: 25
State Senate District: 55
State House District: 130