Jeffrey Johnson

Empire State Building shooting victim Chenin Duclos (C), surrounded by her lawyers at a news conference announcing her lawsuit Jan. 22, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Empire State Building Shooting Victim Sues NYPD

Chenin Duclos and eight other bystanders were wounded by police gunfire, ricochets and fragments last August. Officers were engaged in a gunfight with a man suspected of gunning down a former co-worker.

01/22/2013

Better known as "the tan mom from New Jersey," Patricia Krentcil has made headlines across the country for her apparent affinity for tanning after she was accused of taking her 6-year-old daughter along for a fake bake. (credit: CBS 2)

The 12 Most Talked About Stories Of 2012

From a faux-glow phenom to the storm that ravaged the area and an incredibly tragic school shooting, 2012 was anything but a quiet year in the Tri-State. As we prepare for 2013, CBSNewYork takes a look back at the most talked about stories of the year.

12/27/2012

Shooting victim Steve Ercolino. (credit: Facebook)

Mourners Say Goodbye To Man Killed Outside Empire State Building

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.

08/29/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg addresses reporters following the shooting near the Empire State Building on Aug. 24, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

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.

08/28/2012

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NYPD Commish Kelly Defends Use Of Force In Shooting Near Empire State Building

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.

08/27/2012

Steve Ercolino (credit: Personal Photo)

On WFAN: Paul Ercolino, ESB Shooting Victim’s Brother, Rails Against ‘Horrific’ Photos

“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.

08/27/2012

Jeffrey Johnson's apartment building at 214 East 82nd Street. (credit: Eileen Lehpamer, 1010 WINS)

Man Who Killed Coworker Outside Of Empire State Building Had Been Asked To Leave His Apartment

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.

08/26/2012

Brian Dillon (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Construction Worker Who Pointed Out Midtown Shooter To Cops Talks

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.

08/26/2012

Steve Ercolino (credit: Personal Photo)

Woman Recalls Feeling Helpless As She Witnessed Her Friend’s Murder

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.

08/25/2012

Statement From Steven Ercolino's Brother (Credit: CBS 2)

As Family Grieves, Steven Ercolino’s Brother Speaks Out About Tragedy

Steven’s brother, Paul, told CBS 2 that even though the gunman is dead, that certainly doesn’t make the death of his brother any easier. “It’s not something that I get comfort in, because my brother is not here.”

08/25/2012

Scene Of Shooting Near Empire State Building (Credit: CBS 2)

Investigators Digging To Find What Caused Gunman Jeffrey Johnson To Suddenly Snap

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.

08/25/2012

Police examine the body of gunman Jeffrey Johnson, shot dead near the Empire State Building on Aug. 24, 2012. (credit: Eric Yang, Gearpatrol.com)

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.

08/24/2012

Steve Ercolino was gunned down by Jeffrey Johnson on Aug. 24, 2012, police said. (credit: LinkedIn.com)

Friends, Neighbors Of Man Killed In Midtown Shooting React To ‘Horrendous Situation’

Steven Ercolino, 41, was described as a loving family man who visited his parents and was smitten by his 5-year-old nephew.

08/24/2012

Jeffrey Johnson's apartment building at 214 East 82nd Street. (credit: Eileen Lehpamer, 1010 WINS)

Neighbor: Midtown Shooter Was ‘Nicest Guy,’ But A ‘Little Weird’

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.

08/24/2012

Pirate Beach Party (credit: St. Jolly's Art)

A Look At The Bizarre Artwork Of Empire State Building Gunman Jeffrey Johnson

A disgruntled ex-employee opened fire near the Empire State Building Friday morning, killing his former co-worker before he himself was shot and killed by police.

08/24/2012

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