Sang Ho Kim, 63, has been identified as the person of interest on the loose after a fatal shooting this morning in Garden City, Long Island, near Roosevelt Field Mall. He’s believed to be between 6 feet and 6-feet-3 and was reported to have been wearing a grey suit. a $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to his apprehension.
Here’s what we know so far, based on a press conference just held by local authorities.
1. He Opened Fire on the Owner of Savenergy
He shot the CEO/Owner of Savenergy and another employee of the business. The employee is the deceased person. Save Energy is an importer of light fixtures.
— Joe (@mckersive) September 25, 2013
2. Police Are Warning the Public Not to Approach Kim
There is a massive hunt police say for gunman. Some of which is now stretching to New York City. FBI, NYPD & State Police involved.
— Shimon Prokupecz (@shimon4ny) September 25, 2013
Kim is believed to be armed and very dangerous. WLNY reports that Kim is from Queens.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Kim has a previous criminal history.
Oh so come to find out that Asian guy who shot those ppl @ Roosevelt Field mall lives across the parking lot from me pic.twitter.com/Dpws8GUV2Q
— Romello Skuggs. (@G0D_BODY) September 25, 2013
3. He Fled Through a Mall Access Road
He’s believed to be driving a 2008 white Honda Pilot. License plate: FMA 3648. His presence on the mall’s premises led to a lockdown, that was later lifted into a “lockout” as customers were allowed to leave.
4. He Has Some Business Dealings With Savenergy
— Stacey Sager (@staceysager7) September 25, 2013
Police speculate it’s related to a bad business deal and he was referred to as a “vendor” who was related to the company. Nassau County Chief of Police Steve Skynecki told reporters:
The motive here appears to be a work-related motive. There was some disgruntlement between him and the company he was attacking. We have nothing to suggest that this individual is on a random shooting rampage.
5. Police Believe he Has Fled the Vicinity of the Office Shooting
Police are confident Kim has fled the area but are still screening people at and near the mall. The Nassau Police Chief told reporters:
This does not seem to be an active shooter, the place of business seems to have been targeted.