Upstate NY Shootings Suspect Killed in Shootout with Police

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The suspect in a shooting spree in the small New York town of Herkimer is killed during a gun battle with police SWAT members.

This undated photo provided by the New York State Police shows Kurt R. Meyers, the man being sought in connection with the shooting of six people in two incidents in upstate New York, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Authorities said guns and ammunition were found inside Meyers' Mohawk, N.Y., apartment after emergency crews were sent to put out a fire there Wednesday morning. Soon after, two people were fatally shot and two others wounded at John's Barber Shop, around the corner from the apartment, police said. The second shooting happened about a mile away in Herkimer, where two people were killed at Gaffey's Fast Lube and Car Wash. (AP Photo/New York State Police)

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say the suspect in the fatal shooting of four men in neighboring upstate New York villages was holed up in a small, cluttered room in an abandoned bar when he died in a shootout with police SWAT teams.
State police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico says 64-year-old Kurt Myers fired through a first-floor door after troopers and FBI agents entered around 8 a.m. Thursday, killing an FBI dog sent into the room.
D'Amico says police returned fire, killing Myers.
His death ended a nearly 19-hour standoff that began after police say he killed four men and wounded two others at a barber shop in Mohawk and a car care business in Herkimer.
D'Amico says police still don't know why Myers went on the shooting rampage.


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