Empire State Building shooting

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Empire State Shooter's Mom: He Wanted to Die

Jeffrey Johnson's mother can't explain his actions

(Newser) - Jeffrey Johnson's mother thinks her son was all but asking police to kill him. "I believe that he turned and pointed the gun at them to make sure that they would shoot him and he would die," she tells the New York Times . But Johnson has no... More »

Empire State Gunman Faced Eviction

Bloomberg supports officers' quick action

(Newser) - The case of Empire State Building shooter Jeffrey Johnson continues to unfold. Police have now visited his Upper East Side apartment three times, taking a computer and documents from the home, the Wall Street Journal reports. Emerging details:
  • The one-bedroom apartment may not have belonged to Johnson much longer: He
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NYPD Confirms: Our Bullets Injured All 9 Bystanders

Six have been treated and released

(Newser) - NYPD chief Ray Kelly confirmed today that all nine bystanders wounded in yesterday's shooting near the Empire State Building were injured by police bullets, reports CNN . The two officers who approached Jeffrey Johnson fired 16 rounds after he pulled his gun on them at point-blank range, and authorities think... More »

NYC Shooter Profile: Designer Couldn't Shake Work Grudge

Jeffrey Johnson never got along with ex-colleague

(Newser) - News outlets are piecing together the story of 58-year-old Jeffrey Johnson, the New York City resident who ambushed and shot a former co-worker in cold blood, then was killed himself yesterday by police. Some highlights:
  • Johnson designed T-shirts at Hazan Imports before being laid off, and he had a long-running
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NYPD Releases Video of Fatal Police Shootout

Video shows Johnson draw gun, aim at police

(Newser) - The New York Police Department released raw video last night showing yesterday's fatal confrontation with Jeffrey Johnson, reports DNA Info . (Warning: It's rough to watch.) The silent video shows police approaching Johnson, who responds by pulling a gun and pointing it at them. Police shoot him dead... More »

Instagram User Defends Photo of Injured NYC Victim

Critics didn't like his joke-y caption

(Newser) - One of the more widely used images from today's shooting spree near the Empire State Building shows a wounded man on the street being being tended to by a woman. Turns out it was shot by local photographer Muhammad Malik, who immediately uploaded it to Instagram with this not-so-sensitive... More »

Cops Identify NYC Shooter

Jeffrey Johnson, 53, killed former manager, say police

(Newser) - Some details are starting to clarify about this morning's shooting spree near the Empire State Building that left two dead and nine injured:
  • The shooter has been identified as Jeffrey Johnson, 58, a clothing designer who got laid off about a year ago from apparel company Hazan Imports in
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11 Shot Outside Empire State Building

Gunman, victim reportedly dead

(Newser) - Eleven people were shot outside the Empire State Building this morning and two, including the gunman, are reportedly dead. The male gunman may have been a disgruntled employee who may have been fired from his job in or near the Empire State Building, MSNBC reports; the New York Post says... More »

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