Body of Long Island office shooting suspect found in Hudson River

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A body found in the Hudson River has been identified as the man suspected in a Long Island office shooting that left one person dead and another injured. Photo courtesy of Nassau County Police Department
A body found in the Hudson River has been identified as the man suspected in a Long Island office shooting that left one person dead and another injured.

Updated Tuesday, October 1, 12:31 p.m.

The body of the Queens gunman who went on a deadly Long Island office shooting has been found in the Hudson River, police said.

His body was discovered Monday morning near the Bear Mountain Bridge several miles from Cold Springs, Putnam County, where the shooter’s getaway vehicle was found abandoned on Wednesday.

After finding the vehicle, officials said the gunman, identified as Fresh Meadows resident Sang Ho Kim, 63, could still be alive and they would continue to search the surrounding area.

Authorities said his body appears to have been in the river for several days and was identified by fingerprints. As of press time, an autopsy was still needed to determine the cause of death.

Kim walked into Savenergy, an energy efficiency company in East Garden City, on September 25 and shot two employees, killing one, officials said. He then fled in a white Honda Pilot.

The victims have been identified in media reports as Savenergy CEO John Choi, who was seriously injured in the shooting, and employee Zacharia Yong Jae Shin, a 25-year-old Whitestone resident, who died.

Kim, a vendor working with the business, is believed to have shot the two men over a disgruntlement he had with the company, authorities said.

 

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