Updated 08/24/2012 09:42 PM
Super Says Shooter Followed Same Routine Every Day
According to those who knew him, Jeffrey Johnson was a quiet man who kept to himself, who led a life that could only be called routine until he allegedly pulled a gun and killed someone in cold blood. Who was he? NY1's Lindsey Christ filed the following report.
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Neighbors said they knew little about Jeffrey Johnson.
He put on a suit every day but left his apartment for only minutes. He used to have two cats, though one recently died. He crushed his Budweiser cans into tight rings before throwing them out. He vacuumed frequently.
Then on Friday morning, he left and didn't come back.
"He was always alone," said one neighbor. "Maybe he was shy. But so polite, very quiet."
Guillermo Suarez, the superintendent at 214 East 82nd St, said Johnson started out the morning the exact same way he did every other day.
"I saw him a little bit after 8 o'clock this morning, because he was late," Suarez said. "So when he went by, he said 'hi, good morning' and he kept going but he never came back to the building, which was very strange."
Strange because he said Johnson always went to McDonald's with his copy of the New York Times, returned 20 minutes later and didn't leave the apartment again.
"Only see him in the morning," Suarez said. "I don't know what he did during the day because that's the only time I'd see him. He'd be all dressed up, coming from McDonalds. I thought he was a banker or something, setting his own hours. Always the same suit."
But going nowhere, since he'd he lost his job last year. On his LinkedIn profile, Johnson called himself the "sole proprietor" of a T-shirt company. The website for St. Jolly T-shirt Art advertises drawings of cars, motorcycles and women riding them.
Johnson's LinkedIn profile also says he went to the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Police said Johnson bought the gun used in Friday's shooting in Sarasota more than 20 years ago.
The super says the police found his apartment unlocked. His cat was nowhere to be found.