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Kurt Meyers, Shooter in Herkimer, NY, Shot & Killed by Law Enforcement This Morning

Kurt Myers, the gunman responsible for the shootings in upstate NY, has been killed in a shootout with law enforcement.

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In a statement from Governor Cuomo’s office, law enforcement personnel have shot and killed the man responsible for killing civilians in the upstate town of Herkimer, New York. The engagement between law enforcement officers and Myers resulted in one fatality – that of an FBI dog.

"This morning law enforcement officials entered the building and, after being fired upon, shot and killed the suspect, Kurt Myers. There were no injuries to law enforcement officials, though an FBI police dog was fatally shot. We commend the courage and extraordinary efforts of the state police, the FBI, and local law enforcement officials in finding the suspect and ending this horrific spree of violence and bloodshed,” said Cuomo in the statement. “It is now time for mourning those who we lost in this senseless act of violence. In the darkest of times, the bravery, kindness, and the spirit of community of New Yorkers shines the brightest, and that is what we saw yesterday in Herkimer and Mohawk as the community came together during this difficult time. The thoughts and prayers of my family and of all New Yorkers are with the friends and loved ones of the victims."

Myers evaded police officers yesterday after committing the crimes at a local car wash and barber shop. Schools and other businesses were under lockdown while Myers was on the loose, with police uncovering weapons and ammunition in his home.