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Police Possibly Injure Several Bystanders In Pursuit Of Empire Gunman

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Here is a full recount of the Empire State Building shooting as we know thus far:

Jeffrey Johnson, a 56-year-old former employee (previously reported as 53) of Hazan Imports was laid off about a year ago.

Disgruntled and still upset, he came back a year after losing his job with the apparent intention of shooting a specific co-worker.

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says Johnson successfully shot his co-worker in the head three times outside of the Empire State Building before fleeing the scene.

A construction worker spotted the suspect fleeing and alerted two uniformed police officers nearby who began to tail Johnson.

The suspect then turned and pulled a .45 caliber pistol on the two approaching police officers, who then opened fire on him.

Nine people were wounded or grazed by gunfire in the crossfire. The mayor and commissioner both said the wounded were possibly caught in the police officers' crossfires.

According to reports, the handgun the gunman had could only hold 8 bullets.

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8 comments to “Police Possibly Injure Several Bystanders In Pursuit Of Empire Gunman”

  1. mm says – reply to this


    Excuse me? "successfully shot"? WTF.

  2. 2

    Deepest Condolence…

  3. 3

    "According to reports, the handgun the gunman had could only hold 8 bullets." English please!

  4. emily says – reply to this


    Seems like theres a shooting every week now. Best wishes to the family.

  5. kat says – reply to this


    In order to be caught in the cross fire two people need to be shooting at each other. If the innocent people were only shot in the police officer's crossfire the police officers would have to be shooting at each other. That's not how it went down. Don't try to stir up trouble where there doesn't need to be any.

  6. MichJB says – reply to this


    Gun Control means being able to hit your target.

  7. 7

    America- you have a gun problem. It is time to start talking about how to properly control guns instead of spewing off the constitutional rights spiel.

  8. 8

    Americans and their guns. Sigh…will you ever learn???