Police Shoot, Kill Kurt Myers, Ending Standoff in Herkimer, New York
State Police say they have shot and killed Kurt Myers, a suspect in shootings that killed four people and injured two others in Herkimer and Mohawk, New York.
Around 8:15 a.m. Thursday, State Police, FBI and a K-9 unit entered the former Glory Days bar in Herkimer where Myers had been in hiding for the last 16 hours and had at times exchanged fire with police.
Police say Myers was waiting for police in the basement of the North Main St. building. Myers was alive and killed the K-9. He was then shot and killed by state police.
The killing ended a long standoff that started Wednesday afternoon after Myers is believed to have shot six people, four of whom killed, at separate locations in Mohawk and Herkimer.
Two people were fatally shot at Gaffey’s Car Wash on Mohawk Street in Herkimer. Four people were shot at John’s Barber Shop on Main Street in Mohawk. Two of those four died while two others were injured.
Those who died are Harry M. Montgomery, Michael G. Rancier, Thomas Stefka, and Michael L. Renshaw. Additionally, police say Myers shot John Seymour and Dan Haslauer, who are both listed in critical condition at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica.
Myers fled the shooting scenes in a red jeep with a black top. Police later found that vehicle, but Myers was not there with it.
Police say set fire to his apartment at 32 South Washington St. in Mohawk shortly before the shootings occurred. There have been no reported injuries from that fire.
Police are expected to hold a news conference at 10 a.m. EST.