Infamous Ma Barker Central Florida house, scene of record FBI shootout, for sale

OCKLAWAHA, Fla. - The central Florida house known as the Ma Barker hideout, site of the longest shootout in FBI history, is up for sale.

The two-story house was slated to be auctioned in October and drew international attention, but the event was canceled when agents said their clients were cool to the $1 million starting bid. It's now listed at $889,000.

The house was made famous in 1935 when fugitive gangster Fred Barker and his mother, Kate "Ma" Barker, were killed in a shootout with the FBI. Ma Barker had been labeled Public Enemy No. 1 by the federal government for a spree of murders, kidnappings and robberies throughout the Midwest.

The Orlando Sentinel (http://www.ittybittyurl.com/heu) reports the sale will include FBI documents, maps from the shootout, and photographs showing the bodies.

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Information from: Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com

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