Federal Agent, Suspect Identified in Fatal Seaford Pharmacy Shooting

John Capano was a 23-year veteran of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The two men killed during an attempted robbery at in Seaford Saturday afternoon have been identified.

John Capano, an off-duty federal agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), was as the suspect attempted to exit the pharmacy. Police have not released who shot Capano.

According to the Daily News, Capano, 51, of Massapequa was in the pharmacy to buy cancer medication for his father when the suspect, James McGoey, 43, of Hampton Bays, entered the store and announced a holdup.

NBC has reported that Capano was a 23-year veteran of the ATF and a trained explosives expert who taught U.S. military and local forces in Afghanistan and Iraq how to investigate blasts.

Rory O'Connor, assistant special agent in charge in the ATF's New York office, told NBC:

He was a veteran agent who did his job well. Even though off-duty, he felt the need to take action in an attempt to protect the public.

Saturday's fatal shooting is the second of its kind on Long Island in 2011, after a lone gunman four people at a Medford pharmacy during a botched robbery in June.

Diane Stephan January 01, 2012 at 11:02 PM
I have noticed that a lot of the Oxycontin robberies take place in these smaller independent Pharmacies. Too bad an armed guard is not required for the smaller shops, might cut down on these incidents.


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