- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) - Crews have begun demolishing a vacant Mohawk Valley building where police killed a man after he had fatally shot four people.

Demolition of the former General Herkimer Hotel and Glory Days bar in the village of Herkimer began Tuesday, two days after a structural engineer concluded the building was unsafe. Village officials then decided to tear it down.

In March 2013, 64-year-old Kurt Myers killed two people inside a barber shop in Mohawk and two others at a car care business in neighboring Herkimer. Myers holed up in the defunct Glory Days bar, where a police SWAT team fatally shot him the day after his rampage.

Officials say the demolition will cost about $50,000. The village will pay for it and then bill the owner, New Jersey-based Glory Ventures LLC.

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