Salvatore Princiotta

Murder Suspect of a 9/11 Hero Kills Self


Murder Suspect of a 9/11 Hero Kills Self
Victim Responded toTwin Tower Attack


SAN BERNARDINO, May 26, 2007 - Authorities say the suspect in that Arizona murder of a 9/11 hero has committed suicide, after being cornered by investigators outside a San Bernardino hotel.

The victim was a retired New York City firefighter Salvatore Princiotta.

The NYC firefighter was a member of a team of six firefighters that took a "Thank You America" cross-country bicycle tour after 9/11. They started from Ground Zero in New York City to honor 10 of members of their firefighter company that died in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers.

Princiotta's body was found inside his Scottsdale home over a week ago. He moved to Arizona because of lung problems allegedly caused when his company responded to the 9/11 attack.

The suspect in his murder was discovered at a motel in San Bernardino and fled on foot when approached Friday night by Scottsdale police detectives and San Bernardino Sheriff's deputies.