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Mourners gathered for a solemn service at Our Lady of Sorrows in White Plains Wednesday morning in honor of fashion executive Steve Ercolino, who was remembered as a loving uncle, tireless worker and die-hard New York sports fan.
Bloomberg Loses His Cool After Reporter Questions Officers’ Actions In Shooting Near Empire State Building
The mayor exploded in anger after a reporter asked him what he thought of the officers opening fire on 58-year-old Jeffrey Johnson Friday morning on a Midtown street, injuring nine bystanders who got caught in the crossfire.
Two officers fired a total of 16 rounds at 58-year-old Jeffrey Johnson Friday morning after police said Johnson pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officers.
“They gave Osama bin Laden more respect and dignity than my brother, sprawled over the — with blood coming from him,” Steven Ercolino’s brother told WFAN’s Boomer & Carton on Monday.
The man who shot and killed a former co-worker outside of the Empire State Building was not evicted but was told to vacate his Upper East Side apartment so the landlord could make renovations, a police source told Reuters.
Police were able to quickly respond to Friday’s shooting near the Empire State Building after a construction worker nearby pointed out gunman Jeffrey Johnson.
The Red Cross has offered support to those who witnessed Friday’s Midtown shooting near the Empire State Building. The organization is typically known for offering shelter, food and clothing during disasters. But the non-profit also said they help out with cold drinks and snacks for first responders, and mental health services for bystanders who witness traumatic events.
Former coworkers of Jeffrey Johnson, the alleged perpetrator of Friday’s shooting on West 33rd Street, near the Empire State Building, claimed that he had feuded with the victim, Steve Ercolino, in the past.
Investigators are digging deeper into Friday’s midtown shooting, learning more about the gunman and why he suddenly snapped, killing his old boss at an apparel company.
Three of the nine bystanders hit by gunfire during Friday’s Empire State Building shooting remained hospitalized on Saturday morning. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly confirmed that all nine bystanders were hit by police officers’ bullets.
NYPD: Disgruntled Man Kills Former Co-Worker Near Empire State Building Before Cops Fatally Shoot Him
A disgruntled employee recently fired from his job shot and killed one of his co-workers then opened fire on the street near the Empire State Building before being shot and killed by police, authorities said Friday.
The deadly police shooting near the Empire State Building comes less than two weeks after another one near Times Square, where a knife-wielding Darius Kennedy was taken down by officers.
Neighbors said Jeffrey Johnson, 58, followed a routine and was always seen wearing a suit. He lived on the third-floor of a six-story walk-up on East 86nd off 3rd Avenue in Manhattan for about year and a half.
The incident, which comes less than two weeks after a knife-wielding man was shot dead by police in Times Square, is prompting some local leaders to call for stricter gun law
In a press conference following the shooting near the Empire State Building Friday morning, Mayor Bloomberg again made mention of his concern over gun violence and firearm safety in the U.S.