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Ex-boss: NY rampage suspect was 'spooky' recently

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The New York State Police, Troop D-Herkimer, release this photo of Herkimer and Mohawk, New York shooting suspect, Kurt R. Myers. The New York State Police, Troop D-Herkimer, release this photo of Herkimer and Mohawk, New York shooting suspect, Kurt R. Myers.

By MICHAEL HILL and JOHN KEKIS
Associated Press

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) - A man who worked for 20 years with the shooter who killed four people in upstate New York says he was a good worker but was "spooky" in a recent encounter.

Steve Copperwheat is owner of Environmental Composites in Herkimer. He tells The Associated Press he hired Kurt Myers as a machine operator in the early 1980s at Waterbury Felt, a manufacturer of industrial textiles.

Copperwheat says Myers was intelligent, quiet and got along well with co-workers.

He says he hadn't seen Myers in about 10 years when he saw him at a Wal-Mart three months ago. He says the encounter was "spooky," with Myers very nervous and anxious to get away.

Myers was killed Thursday morning by police in a building where he had hidden since Wednesday morning's rampage.

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