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Construction Worker Shot Foreman Then Self, NYPD Says

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By    |   Friday, 06 Oct 2017 10:35 AM

A fired construction worker allegedly shot and killed his foreman before turning the gun on himself Thursday morning, New York Police Department officials told WABC-TV.

Christopher Sayers, 37, was shot in the head and died at the scene of a construction site at 10 Riverside Blvd on the 37th floor, the television station reported. The suspect, Samuel Perry, 44, was located on the fifth floor with an alleged self-inflicted gunshot wound, WABC-TV said.

Police received 911 calls of a man shot at the site around 7:10 a.m., the television station 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.

"These are yours now," Perry said, according to one witness, before taking out a gun and firing at Sayers in the front of other workers before leaving the scene, the Daily News wrote.

"When I got upstairs, I saw my foreman on the floor, which is a good friend of mine as well," construction worker Robert Pagan told WABC-TV. "I checked his pulse, and it didn't seem like he had a pulse. So I didn't want to move him or anything, so I just left him."

New York Deputy Chief Christopher McCormack told the New York Post that Sayers had fired Perry from the construction site two days earlier.

McCormack told the Post that Perry had been arrested twice for assault and once for burglary in the past. The suspect was last arrested in 2005.

The Post reported that Boston-based GID Development Group, which is connected with the property, did not immediately comment. Sayers and Perry were both carpenters with Local 212 New York City District Council of Carpenters, the tabloid stated.

"It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to two union brothers today," Local 212 said in a statement, according to the Post. "We are working diligently with authorities to assist in their investigation of the incident."

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