Man Killed at Manhattan Building Under Construction


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 gunfire erupted around 7 645 West 59th Street, near 12th Avenue, the police said.

According to Daily Mail, construction workers who were immediately evacuated piled into the street to watch as police and firefighters arrived. Heavily armed police officers responded to search the construction site floor by floor following the shooting.

Officers searching the building found the man dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, on the fifth floor of the site. Authorities say the incident stemmed from a workplace issue in which the shooter had a dispute with the foreman and had been fired. They're investigating how the worker was able to get back into the building. He was pronounced dead at the scene, they said.

Two construction workers who knew both men say Sayers was a good man who got along with everyone and was quiet. "Everybody's shaken", carpenter Kelsey Johnson said.