CRIME

Officials ID man lit house on fire, then hid and waited to ambush police, killing 1 deputy

This photo shows a home where authorities said a gunman set his house on fire and fatally shot the first deputy who arrived Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 in Tallahasse, Fla. Authorities say the gunman was killed by police. It was not immediately known whether anyone was in the house when it was set on fire. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)

This photo shows a home where authorities said a gunman set his house on fire and fatally shot the first deputy who arrived Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 in Tallahasse, Fla. Authorities say the gunman was killed by police. It was not immediately known whether anyone was in the house when it was set on fire. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)  (The Associated Press)

Officials have identified the man who was fatally shot after he set fire to his house and then waited for authorities so he could ambush them.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office said Sunday at a press conference that the man was Tallahassee resident Curtis Wade Holley. They described him as being "anti-government." State records say he was 53.

When a sheriff's deputy showed up Saturday morning, authorities say Holley shot him from behind. Wade took the deputy's gun and tried to get other weapons from his car. But they were locked down, officials said. He then shot another deputy, wounding him.

Authorities say a Tallahassee police officer who lived nearby heard the shots, ran outside and fatally shot the gunman, who was hiding as other deputies and officers approached.