Authorities surround Glory Days in Herkimer

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Authorities are swarming the former location of the bar Glory Days in the Village of Herkimer as the investigation continues into the fatal shooting of four people in Herkimer County on Wednesday morning.

A large law enforcement presence was on North Main Street Wednesday afternoon, as authorities communicated with someone inside the former Glory Days bar. At one point, a large battering ram was being used by SWAT teams to make their way inside the building. However, at the time, authorities were still not saying whether or not the person they were communicating with inside was Kurt Myers, the man suspected of killing four people Wednesday morning.

At one point, there was speculation that a suspect or suspects had made their way into the old L.W. Bills School on North Washington Street, one block over from North Main Street.

Authorities say Kurt Myers, 64, of Mohawk intentionally set fire to his residence on South Washington Street in Mohawk before going to John's Barber Shop on Main Street in Mohawk and shooting four people, killing two. Myers then allegedly went to Gaffey's Car Wash on Mohawk Street in Herkimer where he shot and killed two people before fleeing the scene in a maroon-colored Jeep with a black top. That vehicle was later found by police in Herkimer, but Myers was not inside.

Numerous weapons were reportedly removed from Myers' residence on South Washington Street in Mohawk.

State Police were expected to hold a joint news conference with Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday afternoon, but a time has not been set for that announcement.

Myers was not believed to be in custody shortly before 3 p.m.

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