Suspect in New York Shooting Spree Shot Dead by Police

Published 03/14 2013 10:39AM

Updated 03/14 2013 10:42AM

HERKIMER, N.Y. -  Authorities in upstate New York say the suspected gunman in a rampage at a car wash and a barbershop that left four people dead and two wounded has been killed by police Thursday morning in a shootout.

Kurt Myers, 64, was killed by police who had surrounded a block of small businesses in the village of Herkimer since Wednesday afternoon.

Elite police teams went into the building around 8 a.m. local time, trooper Jack Keller said. The shootout occurred in the basement.
Keller said police sent in the dog first and Myers shot and killed it.

"He was waiting for us," Keller said. "He kills the dog. They hear shots fired. Our teams returned fire and the suspect gets shot."

Hundreds of law enforcement personnel surrounded the building. Police say Myers walked into a barbershop near the town of Mohawk, coolly asked if the man cutting hair remembered him and then opened fire with a shotgun, the first shots in a burst of violence that left four dead and two critically wounded.

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