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UPDATE: Two Dead After Attempted Robbery at Seaford Pharmacy [VIDEO]

Law enforcement agent shot during struggle dies; suspect killed at the scene by another officer.

Update: Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m.

A suspect and a law enforcement agent are both dead after an attempted armed robbery at in Seaford Saturday afternoon.

According to police, around 2 p.m., a white male in his 40s entered the pharmacy with a gun and attempted to rob the store. Det. Lt. Kevin Smith said that the suspect left the store with an indeterminate amount of cash and Oxycontin when he was confronted by three law enforcement officers; two off-duty and one retired.

Shooting ensued and one of the officers was struck by gunfire and taken to the Nassau University Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries, police said.

The suspect was then shot and killed by another one of the officers at the scene, Smith said.

The deceased officer was an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

A witness from Seaford told Patch that she pulled up to the front of the pharmacy with her 13-year-old son shortly after the shooting and saw two bodies on the ground -- one of which was being attended to by paramedics. The witness also said that she saw another man handing his gun to officers at the scene.

The name of the suspect and officer have not yet been released.

This is a breaking news story, Patch will update the story with more details when they are made available.

Jaime Sumersille contributed to this report.

Charles Casella January 02, 2012 at 02:44 AM
ITS real shame that this is what families have been having to go tru with pain and suffering. Because of people choosing o turn to drugs and some of this I'm sure is because of this economy. But all you been herring is people shooting at cops it's no wonders that a accident like this were the gun might of went off a little to soon I'm sure the cop felt he was next when he saw the gun. Cause the world is getting crazy.You really have to feel bad for all who just wanted to help (Rest in piece)
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Franken Harpo... your fears of others you well documented... if you have a consumption control lust over others, I see you as the threat... You will not be happy unless others live by your rules? people like you that cast and assume knowledge of good and evil, project earth as an evil place... and when you see a self fulfilling prophesy of the same... you are the problem
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 02:49 AM
whole lot of fear of what others may or may not do Franken Harpo... I want to see an end of fear... that means you either learn or leave
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 02:51 AM
no s#$% ralph ... I am with you
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 02:55 AM
who are you to say what is clean and dirty for others to consume... that type legislation is the only reason the officer is dead... more officers kill themselves than other people killing officers... do you want to talk about that and how to address that situation? I eat candy, you call me an addict, and what I consume or not is subject to your approval?>?? please, diva, please
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 02:57 AM
this world has come to its lowest statistical human on human physical conflict lever ever, and you are still just crying for yourself... pathetic
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 03:06 AM
why not let patients abuse and take of themselves if they are indeed the ones being abusive?
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 03:09 AM
legislative writes the law, judicial interprets the law, and the executive branch, the do branch does the work... when the legislature bows to the fears of the constituents that are afraid and bang on them well, chaos is legislated... innocent law enforcement agents and inncent citizens, consumers for sure, get attacked by those afraid of people whether or not their biomolecular structure is this way or that... mad love for do branchers, hellz yeah
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Two more fallen over consumption control lust legislated... this is systemic, repetition... this is not news ... anyone want to talk solutions or only transgressive punishment?
Franken Harpo January 02, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Jeff Trenkle posts: "Franken Harpo... your fears of others you well documented... if you have a consumption control lust over others, I see you as the threat..." You boldly pontificate and project my supposed fear of others and then immediately and perhaps naively reveal the fear you sense is actually in you soul that you must live with every day as you proclaim "I SEE YOU AS THE THREAT". I would find it hard to come up with a more "fearful" confession than that. But then again, hopefully you haven't finished posting.
Franken Harpo January 02, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Jeff Trenkle posts: "You will not be happy unless others live by your rules?" Then proclaims the rules he wants others to live by: ".. I want to see an end of fear... that means you either learn or leave" Now tell us about hypocritical behavior...thank you.
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 03:44 AM
and if others are expendable before a 'you and yours' mentality... yeah, you are threat to those in my environment
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 03:44 AM
how you read me now?
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 03:46 AM
it is called a dialectic question approach I ask self centered jaded complaints when spoken into the air or written in public forum... you just put others down... your kind... dime a dozen... and need to learn
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 03:46 AM
you know anything about negative projection... black magick... I do
Franken Harpo January 02, 2012 at 03:49 AM
Jeff Trenkle posts: "...anyone want to talk solutions or only transgressive punishment?" This after transgressively handing out verbal punishment to every contributor on this forum...maybe he should practice what he preaches, eh? Hey cupcake...pump out some more transgressive punishment..you are a real beauty.
Franken Harpo January 02, 2012 at 03:56 AM
You have been reduced to a barking dog...so much noise, so much nonsense. Woof, woof!
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 04:09 AM
cupcake...lol... do you enjoy eight sided rooms? octagons
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 04:10 AM
all i was saying is that fear of yesterday does not get me angry today... and your cries are so unholy disrespectful
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 04:11 AM
714-650-9157 ... we can arrange to meet... my eyes hypnotize
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 04:12 AM
cup cake... please, franken harpo.... is that al franken and oprah hiding, or is that so cruel and you actual name?
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 04:13 AM
magick is words, and the nonsense you speak means thoughts were scrambled and a success at bespelling
Jeff Trenkle January 02, 2012 at 04:13 AM
you will see me in your dreams
Matthew Hogan January 02, 2012 at 04:33 AM
Keep the comments civil or the comment stream for this story will be shut down. Thank you, Matthew Hogan Associate Regional Editor
Andrew Coen January 02, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Please keep comments respectful or they will be deleted. Thank you. - Andrew Coen Wantagh-Seaford Patch Editor
Franken Harpo January 02, 2012 at 05:02 AM
Representative Pete King had known John Capano since he was 9 years old. http://www.localwireless.com/wap/news/text.jsp?carrier=google&sid=10&nid=4023673483&cid=2&scid=-1&title=Eyewitness+News&ith=0
Publius January 02, 2012 at 09:34 PM
My sincere condolences to the Capano family. I understand that John's mother died on December 18 and now this. I can't imagine the grief that his father must be feeling. This is a horrible, tragic story and I am thankful that John Capano was there to stop this criminal from hurting anyone else. He is a true hero.
Ralph McGraw January 03, 2012 at 04:06 AM
My whole hearted sympathy to the Capano family. They perform a very dangerous job. One that I don't think that I could do. If all of us could support those that do these jobs. Just maybe we could have a safer country.
William Drake January 03, 2012 at 07:06 PM
He thought the fed was a criminal and believed by shooting first and then asking questions he would become famous and lauded as a 'hero'. While he may have indeed become famous, most would not consider him much of a hero.
Jon L. January 03, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Again this perp displayed a weapon (real or not) and that changes everything. That dirtbag David Laffer changed the way anyone would react in this situation cop or not. Anyone with a firearm would have lit this perp up. Much the same way any one (including myself) would stomp the snot out of anyone trying to take control of an aircraft. Right or wrong, that's the world we live in now. I think that SA Capano's family has the right take on this that the perp Mr.McGoey is soley to blame for the outcome here.

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