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Officials: Body Of L.I. Shooting Suspect Sang Ho Kim Found In Hudson River

Kim Allegedly Killed 1, Shot Another In East Garden City
Sang Ho Kim , suspect wanted in a fatal shooting near the Roosevelt Field Mall on Sept. 25, 2013. (credit: Nassau County Police Department)

Sang Ho Kim , suspect wanted in a fatal shooting near the Roosevelt Field Mall on Sept. 25, 2013. (credit: Nassau County Police Department)

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STONY POINT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The body of shooting suspect Sang Ho Kim was found in the Hudson River near the Bear Mountain Bridge Monday, Nassau County officials told 1010 WINS.

As 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported, Kim’s body was found after an intense manhunt that took investigators from Long Island to Putnam County.

The body was discovered around 9:30 a.m. Monday near Iona Island just south the bridge and appears to have been in the water for several days, police said.

It was found just a few miles from Cold Spring where the manhunt for him was under way.

Kim was the suspected gunman in a deadly business shooting on Long Island last week.

Police said 63-year-old Kim walked into a lighting fixture company in East Garden City last Wednesday morning and opened fire.

The chief executive officer of the company, John Choi, was critically wounded in the shooting, police said. A second employee, Zachariah Yong Jae Shin, was killed.

Investigators said Kim disappeared after the shooting. His sport-utility vehicle was later found abandoned near Cold Spring — 10 miles upstream and on the other side of the Hudson.

Nassau County Police Chief Steven Skrynecki said Kim once worked as a vendor for the company and said the motive “appears to be a work-related.”

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