NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – 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.
1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reportsREAD MORE: Woman Wanted For Allegedly Punching MTA Employee In The Face At Times Square Subway Station
“I saw a man get executed right across the street from me. He didn’t have any expression on his face, he was just shooting, shooting and shooting. I pointed him out to the police and the police did the rest,” Brian Dillon told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck.
The 44-year-old from Westchester County was at his post at 9 a.m. when Johnson fatally shot his former co-worker Steve Ercolino.
NYPD officers quickly moved in and killed Johnson, wounding nine bystanders in the process.READ MORE: Metro-North Penn Station Access Project Allowed To Resume, 4 New Stations To Be Added In The Bronx
Dillon told CBS 2’s Amy Dardashtian that at that point instinct took over.
“I ran for cover by the police car. I don’t know it happened so fast, you just act,” he explained.
Dillon has been hailed by some as a hero, but he told Schuck he rejects that title.
“I just acted like everybody should act. You shouldn’t have to live in a society like that. If everybody did the right thing every day, you wouldn’t need to word hero,” Dillon said.MORE NEWS: Police Trying To Identify Man Wanted After Woman Stabbed On Brooklyn Subway Platform
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