Officers tracked Myers to an abandoned building in Herkimer Thursday morning. Authorities said as they entered the building, Myers opened fire -- killing an FBI police dog. The officers returned fire, fatally wounding Myers. No officers were injured in the gunfire.
"We commend the courage and extraordinary efforts of the state police, the FBI, and local law enforcement officials in finding the suspect and ending this horrific spree of violence," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement released Thursday morning. "It is now time for mourning those who we lost in this senseless act of violence."
A motive for the shootings was not immediately clear. According to WSYR-TV, Myers' only prior crime was a DUI charge from 1973.
Police and area residents described Myers as a loner.
"Not a very sociable man," resident Bob Sportello told WSYR-TV. "He... kind of keeps to himself."
---------Information from WSYR-TV