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Mount Vernon Businessman Fatally Shoots Himself

Mount Vernon police said the owner of custom sneaker company American Orthopedics fatally shot himself on Friday.
Mount Vernon police said the owner of custom sneaker company American Orthopedics fatally shot himself on Friday. Photo Credit: File

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – A Mount Vernon business owner who ran a custom sneaker company fatally shot himself on Friday afternoon, reported News 12 Westchester.

Ken Silverman, 73, the owner of American Orthopedics, shot himself at the company warehouse on South Fourth Avenue about 2 p.m. Friday, according to News 12.

Employees were in the building at the time, according to News 12.

American Orthopedics' clientele includes veterans, diabetics and celebrities like 50 Cent, according to News 12.

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