Cops: Pharmacy robber, fed agent shot dead in NY

Dec 31, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Log Cabin Democrat

A sheet stretched across a sidewalk obscures the body of a man who shot and killed after robbing Charlie's Family Pharmacy in Seaford, N.Y., Saturday, Dec.

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Another article said the ATF agent was at the pharmacy picking up cancer meds for a relative...I wonder which of the two NYPD cops shot the Agent?

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Another article said the ATF agent was at the pharmacy picking up cancer meds for a relative...I wonder which of the two NYPD cops shot the Agent?
Do you know it was a blue on blue shooting or are you just talking out your ass?

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Do you know it was a blue on blue shooting or are you just talking out your ass?
I already posted the link to the news story where they are saying witnesses believe the robber's gun was a toy one, which does not fall under the auspices of the ATF, so maybe the agent should have sat this one out? What authority would an ATF agent have in state crime, anyway? None, he'd just be a witness...it wouldn't be until later that if the firearm had a federal nexus, would there be federal involvement.

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Here, I'll go look it up for you since you're lagging behind the news.

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At least the ATF guy's widow and kids can sue the retired NYPD LT for his deli and retirement stash, lol.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/friendl...

Friendly fire by ex-Nassau cop likely killed hero ATF agent at drugstore holdup: sources

Off-duty NYPD officer apparently took out robber

BY Rocco Parascandola & Barry Paddock
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Monday, January 2 2012, 1:32 PM

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/friendl...

Investigators believe the federal agent who heroically foiled a Long Island pharmacy robbery was killed by friendly fire from a retired Nassau County police lieutenant, sources said.

John Capano, 51, an off-duty agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, was picking up cancer medicine for his elderly father when he got caught up in the stickup at Charlies Family Pharmacy in Seaford Saturday.

Capano confronted James McGoey, 43, after the robber flashed what sources said turned out to be a pellet gun and headed to the store exit with cash and drugs.

Meanwhile, someone ran for help to a deli next door owned by retired Nassau County police Lt. Chris Garaghty, 54, sources said.

Garaghty and off-duty NYPD cop Joe Abria, 29, joined the confrontation.

Investigators now believe Abria shot the robber, while Garaghty somehow shot Capano, sources said.

Investigators are awaiting the results of ballistic tests to confirm their finding.

Capano had planned to spend New Years Eve with his wife and two children and his elderly father, who had lost his spouse to cancer just a couple weeks ago.

McGoey spent 10 years in prison on a prior robbery charge, records show.

With Jennifer H. Cunningham

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There was a time I felt bad when a cop was killed in the line of duty, now I feel guilty satisfaction.
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Well, thanks for sharing. By the way, the oath sworn to by all ATF agents include to protect the public. For that reason they have peace officer status in most states and can make arrests for violent state felonies. Who's to know if the case would ever have gone federal but commercial armed robberies that affect interstate commerce definitely have federal jurisdiction. That agent died a hero and it's a terrible shame to hear it was from friendly fire.
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There was a time I felt bad when a cop was killed in the line of duty, now I feel guilty satisfaction.
Why don't you shove your asinine comments up your ass and see how satisfied that makes you!
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Yeah Boy come out blasting!!
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Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>I already posted the link to the news story where they are saying witnesses believe the robber's gun was a toy one, which does not fall under the auspices of the ATF, so maybe the agent should have sat this one out? What authority would an ATF agent have in state crime, anyway? None, he'd just be a witness...it wouldn't be until later that if the firearm had a federal nexus, would there be federal involvement.
Obviously you've never heard of federal agents being granted peace officer status under New York State law, which means he was authorized to take law enforcement action while witnessing a felony being committed.

Do some research before making assinine assumptions.

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<quoted text>Obviously you've never heard of federal agents being granted peace officer status under New York State law, which means he was authorized to take law enforcement action while witnessing a felony being committed.
Do some research before making assinine assumptions.
LOL, it still doesn't change the fact that the headline should read, "ATF agent killed by BB Gun".

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Well, thanks for sharing. By the way, the oath sworn to by all ATF agents include to protect the public. For that reason they have peace officer status in most states...
No, it doesn't say, "to protect the public" in the federal oath. Here I posted the excerpt from U.S. code and it doesn't say nothing like what you're lying about.

TITLE 5 > PART III > Subpart B > CHAPTER 33 > SUBCHAPTER II > 3331

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"An individual, except the President, elected or appointed to an office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed services, shall take the following oath:I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

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That agent died a hero and it's a terrible shame to hear it was from friendly fire.
It's a shame that the agent was killed while trying help a man with a drug addiction problem, but it's not a shame that the killers of the agent were cops, especially New York cops, LOL! Anti-gun mayor Bloomberg's own pistol packing death squad, a shame? LOL. Not really.
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Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>LOL, it still doesn't change the fact that the headline should read, "ATF agent killed by BB Gun".
The ATF agent was killed by a real gun, in an apparent "friendly fire" incident. The officer who fired the shot(s) will have to live with what he did for the rest of his life.

The fact that you find this tragedy amusing ("LOL") is disturbing.

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<quoted text>The ATF agent was killed by a real gun, in an apparent "friendly fire" incident. The officer who fired the shot(s) will have to live with what he did for the rest of his life.
The fact that you find this tragedy amusing ("LOL") is disturbing.
It's "friendly fire", sort of like when people talk about how warm it is in the desert, "But it's a dry heat!"

Fact of life homey, when people in civilian clothes start waving guns around at other civilian clothing clad individuals, it's really a bit of a sticky wicket, ain't it?

I tell concealed carry people that they have a right to defend their own self all the way to the hilt, but that when it comes to defense of others there's one proceeds on a path that is quite unclear and dangerous, both criminally and civilly. Evidently, this sage advice is lost on pig headed police officers who are many times drunk on their own authority.

What was at stake in taking a description, a direction of travel and giving that information to uniformed officers who would have been arriving seconds later? Nothing, the robber may have gotten away with 20 bucks worth of drugs and some folding money. Now there's going to be lawsuits from the widow, a lot of bad feelings in the neighborhood and a shivt load of cases the fed was working on will probably be dissmissed because the accused accuser is going to be a "no show" on court date.
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Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>No, it doesn't say, "to protect the public" in the federal oath. Here I posted the excerpt from U.S. code and it doesn't say nothing like what you're lying about.

TITLE 5 > PART III > Subpart B > CHAPTER 33 > SUBCHAPTER II > § 3331

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/5/usc_sec_0...

"An individual, except the President, elected or appointed to an office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed services, shall take the following oath:“I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
"Support and defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic." Since the constitution is a living document formulated by the American people, I'd say protecting the public against all enemies is the most important part of that oath.

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Why don't you shove your asinine comments up your ass and see how satisfied that makes you!
Why don't you stop beating women, what is up with cops who get off on punching women and teen girls in detention? A kid falls of a bridge breaks his back and the cops tazer him 18 times. A 15 year old girl has a hissy fit in the holding tank, throws a shoe and an adult male comes in and beats the shit out of her.

My dad taught me the police were my friends, I taught my kids the police are the greatest danger you will face in your teens and 20's

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"Support and defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic." Since the constitution is a living document formulated by the American people, I'd say protecting the public against all enemies is the most important part of that oath.
Now you're stretching your bung or maybe the neighbor boy's bung. Leave to a stinking anti-gun liberal to see imaginary things in a clear cut written statement from US Code.

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Pro ATF wrote:
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"Support and defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic." Since the constitution is a living document formulated by the American people, I'd say protecting the public against all enemies is the most important part of that oath.
Supporting and defending the US Constitution, means that the ATF Agent should have been handing firearms out to the people for the common defense, right?

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This story of the ATF agent being shot by "Good Samaritans" is an indicator of the failure of gun control and proof positive that a belief that only police should have guns is a failed system.

Had the owner or clerk of the pharmacy been armed, he could have shot the robber theirself. Instead, two civilians were summoned from another place, who lacked the information that the people inside the pharmacy possessed. This why persons have the right of self defense and why defense of others is not so much.

That said, how much money did the responding off duty and retired cop save the insurance company of the pharmacy by stopping the thief? A couple hundred? Good...I'm sure the Geico Gecko will be happy.

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