Johnson, 53, was shot dead on the sidewalk outside of the Empire State Building after he stalked the boss who fired him from his job shot him dead in the street. He then turned his gun on police officers, who returned fire.
In the ensuing gun battle Johnson was killed, but at least nine pedestrians were struck in the process, many by police gunfire.
Gruesome details + photos below…
The incident occurred at the intersection of 34th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York.
According to the NYPost, Johnson had been fired about a year ago from Hazan Imports at 10 W. 33rd Street, around the corner from the scene.
After fatally shooting Ercolino in the head, he walked down 33rd Street with the gun concealed and was confronted by a pair of construction workers who gave chase, said Kelly.
At that point, cops on anti-terror patrol drew their weapons on Johnson and he opened fire.
One of the victims, a woman from the Bronx, in her 20s, was on her way to Dunkin Donuts for her morning coffee when she heard the gunfire and realized she’d been shot.
She never saw the gunman,” said her pal, Chris Collins, a 44-year-old lab tech at NYU. (READ MORE)
<Are times really that hard where people are willing to die over a JOB?!?