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A Look At The Bizarre Artwork Of Empire State Building Gunman Jeffrey Johnson

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A disgruntled ex-employee opened fire near the Empire State Building Friday morning, killing his former co-worker before he himself was shot and killed by police.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly identified the gunman as Jeffrey Johnson of Manhattan.

At 9:03 a.m. Friday, police said Johnson walked into Hazan Imports at 10 West 33rd St., where he had worked for six years and got into a dispute with his former co-worker before shooting him three times, Kelly said.

Johnson, 58, was a designer who was also an artist. A website registered to him carries images of T-shirt designs. One of the more bizarre works is an illustration of a pirate ship on a Website registered to Jeffrey Johnson.

Here's how he describes this illustration:

"Pirate Beach Party"

After a lucrative foray down the coast of Calais, the pirate captain is planning a grand beach party to celebrate while the sails are furled."

Another illustration is called "Wading into the warm summer ocean along Sarasota Bay."

Wading Into Sarasota Bay Toward a Pirate Ship (credit:
Wading Into Sarasota Bay Toward a Pirate Ship (credit:

Its description reads as follows: Wading into the warm summer ocean along Sarasota Bay, she glanced back at me before confidently swimming out to the Pirate ship.

What do you make of the artwork? Let us know below.

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