2 People Killed Outside Empire State Building, 9 Bystanders Wounded by NYPD Gunfire
A gunman identified as Jeffrey Johnson executed his former co-worker Steve Ercolino outside the Empire State Building around 9AM on Friday.
Johnson attempted to flee the scene, but a construction worker followed him and tipped off police officers. Police approached him and opened fire after Johnson aimed his gun at them, killing him on the spot.
New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said all nine bystanders wounded in Friday’s Empire State Building shooting had been hit with police gunfire.
According to Kelly, of the nine wounded, three suffered gunshot wounds and six were hit by fragments.
The NYPD released the dramatic footage Friday night of their confrontation
with Johnson before they eventually shot and killed him.