Empire State Building shooter shot 5 times in head (VIDEO)


NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: A man and a New York City Police officer cross a shutdown section of Fifth Avenue in front of the Empire State Building after a shooting August 24, 2012 in New York City. Police said 58-year-old Jeffrey Johnson shot and killed Steven Ercolino, the 41-year-old vice president of Hazan Imports and a former co-worker of the shooter during an altercation at 10 W. 33rd St. with a .45 caliber handgun.



The gunman who shot and killed an ex co-worker outside the Empire State Building on Friday was shot five times in the head by police.

The two officers who responded to the chaotic scene in Manhattan fired 16 rounds at disgruntled former women's apparel designer Jeffrey Johnson after he began shooting at them, Ellen Borakove, spokeswoman for the New York Medical Examiner's office, told CNN on Sunday.

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Johnson, 58, died from five bullets to the head. He also suffered a graze wound to his chest.

Nine civilians were wounded in the shooting, all by police, according to The Associated Press.

The New York Post reported Johnson blamed co-worker Steven Ercolino for not promoting his products more and had just learned he was being evicted from his Upper East Side apartment.

Ercolino, 41, had filed a prior complaint against Johnson, claiming he thought Johnson would eventually kill him.