Cops: Gunman suspected in deadly N.Y. rampage shot dead
Kurt Myers / AP Photo/New York State Police
The man suspected of a shooting rampage in upstate New York that left four people dead and two others wounded was killed in a shootout with police, authorities confirmed to CBS News.
New York State Trooper Jack Keller said 64-year-old Kurt Myers was killed Thursday morning at approximately 8:00 a.m. after state and FBI SWAT teams entered a building within a small block of businesses in the village of Herkimer.
The suspect fired at least one shot, killing a police dog before authorities returned fire and killed him, Keller said.
State police say Myers' rampage started with a fire in his apartment in the nearby village of Mohawk on Wednesday morning. They say he then shot two people dead and wounded two others at a barbershop around the corner before killing two more at a Herkimer oil change and car wash business.
Hours later, a flurry of gunfire was heard near where police had narrowed their search.
A college and schools were locked down, and people told to stay inside as police hunted Myers.
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