Day of Mourning in Central NY
64-year-old Kurt Myers killed four people in Herkimer and Mohawk last week, before he was killed after an 18-hour standoff with police. Herkimer County officials are declaring this Monday, March 25 a day of mourning. One official told local media that the planned ceremony is also intended to show appreciation to the agencies and first responders who assisted during the tragedy, including slain K9 officer, Ape.
Police say Myers hadn't worked in years and had heavy credit card debt: they are not sure if that's what drove him to open fire at a barber shop and car wash.