The body of Sang Ho Kim, the man responsible for killing one man and injuring another during a shocking shootout near Roosevelt Field Mall in East Garden City on Sept. 26, was reportedly found dead on the shore of Iona Island in New York on Sept. 30 after a four-day-long manhunt.
After four days of searching, police reportedly found a body believed to be Sang Ho Kim, the gunman who shot two people and killed one in East Garden City, NY. His body was reportedly washed up on the shore of the Hudson River on Sept. 30.
Sang Ho Kim: Long Island Found Dead
Authorities found the body on the shore of Iona Island, a secluded isle in Stony Point, NY on the Hudson River, according to News 12. The body was spotted by a passerby and reported to local authorities. Police have yet to confirm the identity of the body.
Sang’s white SUV was found on Sept. 26 upstate in Putnam County — about 25 miles away from Iona Island — according to Newsday. Though Nassau County police did not disclose what was found in the car, they did state that they hoped the car was a sign that Sang was in the area.
“We hope to see this ending today,” a spokesperson for the Putnam County sheriff said. “We’re going to continue to hunt the suspect down.” It took longer than a day, but hopefully the body is actually Sang and this horrible episode can be put to rest.
Long Island Shooting: Community Goes Into Lockdown
The massive manhunt was put into action on Sept. 25 after Sang opened fire on two people inside the Savenergy lighting store. Sang, who was reportedly a vendor working with the store, injured the owner and killed an employee before fleeing towards the Roosevelt Field Mall.
Nearby areas immediately went into lockdown for over three hours following the violent shooting. Officers ordered shoppers at the mall to remain inside and/or stay in their vehicles, while schools in Garden City and East Williston, as well as the Nassau County Community College, were also put on watch.
But after a day of searching — doing in-depth door to door inspections — authorities were unable to locate Sang.
Thankfully, the police’s dogged efforts have paid off and this horrible episode has been put to an end. The trauma that the East Garden City community, and more specifically the victims and their families, have been forced to withstand cannot be erased, but at least this is all coming to a close with a safe resolution.
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— Andrew Gruttadaro
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