updated 7/23/2008 6:47:43 PM ET 2008-07-23T22:47:43

The medical examiner in Missouri's St. Louis County has identified charred remains found at a burned house where a firefighter was killed as the body of the homeowner.

Dr. Mary Case said 52-year-old Mark Knobbe committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at his home in the St. Louis suburb of Maplewood.

A Maplewood firefighter was killed by gunfire Monday outside Knobbe's house when fire crews went to extinguish a burning pickup truck. Two police officers were wounded.

Knobbe's body was identified Wednesday with the help of dental records.

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