As New York City police continue to search for clues in the deadly shootingÂ near Manhattan’s Empire State Building, a police source says it appears theÂ alleged gunman knew he would not be returning home.
The Wall Street Journal reports detectives on Sunday returned to the UpperÂ East Side apartment of the laid-off clothing designer who allegedly gunned downÂ a former colleague near the Empire State Building before being fatally shot byÂ officers Friday. A law-enforcement official told the paper investigators removedÂ a computer and “personal paperwork” from the apartment of 58-year-old JeffreyÂ Johnson.
Authorities say Mr. Johnson fatally shot his co-worker, Steven Ercolino, 41,Â outside the company’s office before being confronted by police, who then killedÂ him. Nine bystanders were injured by police bullets, three of them remain inÂ hospitals in stable condition.
“He left the keys in an envelope for the landlord withÂ no intention of ever coming back,” a police source familiar with theÂ investigation told Reuters.
A source also contested a report in the New York Post that Johnson was beingÂ evicted, but did say Johnson was forced out of his home, according toÂ Reuters.
“It was not an eviction,” the source told Reuters. “Johnson was on aÂ sub-lease as a sub-tenant. The tenant informed Johnson he would have to leaveÂ during renovation of the apartment by the owner.”
Detectives spent the weekend sifting through evidence from Mr. Johnson’sÂ apartment, the official said, adding that a report of their findings is expectedÂ to be released on Monday, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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