Police: Herkimer County shooting suspect was penniless

By Associated Press

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) - State police say the man who fatally shot four people in Mohawk and Herkimer had no money, no job and was maxed out on his credit cards.

But police say they still don't know why 64-year-old Kurt Myers opened fire Wednesday in John's Barbershop on Main Street in the Village of Mohawk and Gaffey's car care business in neighboring Herkimer.

State police senior Investigator Timothy Blaise said Monday that Myers had heavy credit card debt and had not been employed since 2006.

Myers was killed by police Thursday morning inside the abandoned Glory Days bar on North Main Street in Herkimer.

Two men wounded at the barber shop, customer Dan Haslauer and owner John Seymour, remain hospitalized Monday.

Funerals for the two men killed in the barbershop, Michael Ransear and Harold Montgomery took place on Monday.

Services for the two men killed in Gaffey's, employee Thomas Stefka and customer Michael Renshaw, are scheduled for later in the week.

Police are asking anyone with information on Myers to call 315-866-7275.

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