NYC Shooting Victim was Former Nanuet Man

Steve Ercolino and his family used to live on Wolf Place in Nanuet

Nanuet residents are shocked at how close to home the news hit of the victim in the .

Originally from Nanuet, Steven Ercolino, 41, was the victim of Friday’s NYC shooting.

Jeffrey Johnson, 53—who was fired from his apparel-industry job a year ago—opened fire near the Empire State Building killing his Ercolino, his former manager.

Ercolino grew up in Nanuet on Wolf Place and went to Clarkstown South HS. His neighbors say he was a hard working man.

“The Ercolinos … lived right across the street in that house,” said Ingrid Prieditis, pointing to the light yellow house across the street from her.

“The victim of (Friday) morning's shooting at the ESB appears to have been a resident of Nanuet, NY at one time," said Wendy Mierbeth in a post on Nanuet Patch’s Facebook wall. "Sympathy to the family and friends of Steven Ercolino, the 41 year old V.P. who was gunned down today by a former co-worker." 

Read the full story on the shooting in this . 

Rob August 28, 2012 at 03:27 AM
There was a movie made many years ago I believe it was called "Fallen Down" . It took place in Los Angeles. This middle aged white collar professional could not take it anymore and ending up killing people who got in his way as he walked home from work which I think he was just laid off...Watching the movie, the viewers started to like this man. The movie did have a deeper meaning to it. He was not a bad guy, but society just took him to his breaking point. With the way things are going in this world, I think we will be reading more and more of these stories about normal people going crazy just like Jeffrey Johnson. It's very sad.
Chris August 28, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Falling Down is a great film and it did start with a guy losing his job and unravelling after that.


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