HERKIMER, N.Y. (March 14, 2013)—A man wanted in the shooting deaths of four men in neighboring upstate New York villages died in a shootout early Thursday with police SWAT teams at the abandoned bar where he was holed up in a small, cluttered room.
Kurt Myers, 64, fired through a first-floor door after troopers and FBI agents entered the bar at around 8 a.m. Thursday, killing an FBI dog that had been sent into the room, State police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico said.
D'Amico says police returned fire, killing Myers.
The death ended a nearly 19-hour standoff that began after police say Myers killed four men and wounded two others at a barber shop in Mohawk and a car care business in Herkimer.
D'Amico says police still don't know why Myers went on the shooting rampage.
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