Steven Ercolino

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

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

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

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