Worker fatally shoots former boss, self at Midtown construction site

The scene at the Waterline Square site at 9:47 a.m

A man believed to be a construction site foreman was fatally shot in the head on the Upper West Side Thursday morning, a law enforcement source said.

The New York Daily News said Perry came to the building unexpectedly and handed his tools to a former colleague once he reached Sayers and other workers on the 37th floor. A fellow construction worker on the site, Robert "Spider" Pagan, told reporters he saw Perry at the site on Thursday in the stairwell near the 31st floor, shortly after hearing what he thought were gunshots.

NYPD Deputy Chief Executive Officer Philip Rivera said, "During the course of the search, we realized we were dealing with a workplace violence situation". They described the gunman as "a little insane", but would never have expected this.

Officers who arrived at the building discovered a man who had been shot in the head, the police said. He got fired two days ago. The shooter has been arrested three times in the past, according to police: twice for assault, and once for burglary.




Despite fears at the scene that multiple people had been shot, the NYPD said the two people were killed are the only victims. The suspect was last arrested in 2005.

"He's a quiet guy", Greaves said.

"He's been telling me". "He comes in the morning real early, drinks his coffee, smokes his cigarette".

A message has been left with the construction company that employed the men. Sayers and Perry were both carpenters with Local 212 New York City District Council of Carpenters, the tabloid stated. "Our honest condolences to the family and friends of NYCDCC member Christopher Sayers who lost his life to reckless workplace violence at 645 W. 59th St".

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