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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.

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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