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Police kill Herkimer area rampage suspect

19-hour standoff ends in shootout; community stunned

A memorial sits on a vehicle outside John's Barber Shop on, Thursday, March 14, 2013, in Mohawk, N.Y. Two customers were killed at the shop and two others were killed at a car wash in neighboring Herkimer on Wednesday. Authorities say the suspect in the shootings died in a shootout with police SWAT teams Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
A memorial sits on a vehicle outside John's Barber Shop on, Thursday, March 14, 2013, in Mohawk, N.Y. Two customers were killed at the shop and two others were killed at a car wash in neighboring Herkimer on Wednesday. Authorities say the suspect in the shootings died in a shootout with police SWAT teams Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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Police SWAT teams navigated a cluttered, abandoned bar to find the suspect in four fatal shootings holed up in a small room, killing him in a shootout early Thursday with officers after a nearly 19-hour standoff that paralyzed an upstate village. Why Kurt Myers, described as a loner, went on the shooting rampage the day before remained a mystery. A man who worked for 20 years with Myers said that he was intelligent, quiet and ...


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dlittlecook
March 13, 2013
6:49 p.m.

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What relevance does the location of Remington have to do with this idiot shooting up the town of Herkimer?

irene58
March 13, 2013
8:56 p.m.

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It's relevant, but not in this context. It has no place in this story, I agree.

ChuckD
March 13, 2013
9:19 p.m.

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What relevance does the meaning of Herkimer have? None I suppose, but it gives some background to the story which is often how journalism works.

But you come off like sounding a little like someone on edge about their guns. But maybe you didn't mean it that way...

ednajay
March 14, 2013
3:27 p.m.

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I too question the relevance of mentioning Remington Arms or the reason for the naming of Herkimer. Further, if they're going to mention the naming of the area, they should at least get it right. General Nicholas Herkimer was a Revolutionary War hero who was mortally wounded in the Battle of Oriskany.

AJT7497_
March 14, 2013
4:35 p.m.

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From Wilkapedia

Herkimer is a village in Herkimer County, New York, United States, about 13 miles (21 km) southeast of Utica. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 7,743 people.[1] The village is named after the Herkimers, Palatine German immigrants who settled in this area in 1723. The most notable one was Nicholas Herkimer, a general of the Tryon County militia, who died from wounds received at the Battle of Oriskany in the American Revolutionary War.

cidbil
March 14, 2013
6 p.m.

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And for all the "journalism professors" commenting on the relevance of mentioning Remington Arms or the reason for the naming of Herkimer, it's to provide information to those who may not know anything about Herkimer. The TU reported it the same way.

Geez, talk about nit picking..........

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