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East Patchogue teen, Medford man and Farmingville woman among those killed at Haven Drugs.

Suffolk County Police have indentified the four victims of a deadly shooting that took place Sunday morning at Haven Drugs in Medford.

According to police, the victims are drug store employees, Jennifer Mejia, 17, of East Patchogue; Raymond Ferguson, 45, of Centereach; and customers Bryon Sheffield, 71, of Medford and Jamie Taccetta, 33, of Farmingville.

Police said the male , who is still at large, stole prescription drugs from the store. He is described by authorities as a white man with a thin build, approximately 5-foot-8, and was either unshaven or had a dark beard and mustache and short dark hair. The suspect was wearing a white baseball hat, sunglasses, a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, dark shoes and was carrying a black backpack. The suspect fled on foot eastbound on Southaven Avenue.

A 911 call was received by police at approximately 10:20 a.m. Sunday morning by a person in the parking lot of the drug store.

Residents expressed shock and disbelief that a sunny Sunday morning brought a horrific crime scene to town. 

Tony Kaiser has lived in Medford near the pharmacy for 30 years.

"They are all nice people there and this is senseless," Kaiser said referring to the pharmacy.

SCPD has made no arrests at this time and investigation is ongoing. Police say the suspect was armed with a handgun and should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Detectives are asking anything with information to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls are confidential.

Patchogue Patch will update as this story develops.

Marion DiNicola contributed to this story.

Michael Sorrentino June 20, 2011 at 04:11 PM
That is not true. I just got off the phone with police. The suspect is still at large.
Christy Tedesco June 20, 2011 at 06:47 PM
The rumors that he was captured at Pete's Luncheonette is ALL OVER Facebook.
Marc Morrell June 21, 2011 at 01:36 AM
This is so unbelievably sad and senseless. My sympathies to the families and many friends of the victims.
marion baxter June 21, 2011 at 03:27 AM
I and my entire family were born and raised in the area . What is happening to what was always a nice quiet area… my hearft goes out to everyone involved
SisterKimberly Francis June 21, 2011 at 01:33 PM
I was comming from my dads house and i was driving on this road but we all thought it was something for all the father was doing something becuse you know patchouge and medford always doing something but than i go home put the tv on and thares chanel 12 4 people died I do put my prayer for the familys i hope they find the guy i live right in patchouge now i am scared for my life


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