One of the people killed in this week's shootings in Herkimer County has north country relatives.

Michael G. Ransear, 57, of Herkimer, was killed Wednesday morning inside a barbershop in Herkimer. He was one of six shooting victims of Kurt Myers, 64, who was killed by police Thursday morning after an all-night stand-off.

No one knows why Myers launched his attack.

Ransear's niece, Becki Smith of Watertown, told 7 News Thursday that her uncle was a good family man who was known for helping people.

As for Myers, Smith said "He was nothing more than a coward. So I'm glad they got to him before he had a chance to harm himself. It's got to give some type of peace to my aunt and cousins."