Surveillance footage caught from CCTV Services, Inc., has given police a clear picture of the gunman involved in the shooting that occurred at a Medford family owned pharmacy on the morning of Father’s Day. The search, however, still continues.
Two of the victims were employees of the pharmacy; Raymond Ferguson, 45, of Centereach, was the pharmacist, and Jennifer Mejia, 17, of East Patchogue, worked the counter and would have graduated Bellport High School this week. Bryon Sheffield, 71, of Medford, and Jamie Taccetta, 33, of Farmingville were customers of the pharmacy. All four victims were killed.
Police believe robbery was the motive of this event. The suspect,still unidentified, is described as a white male; approximately 5’8” tall. He is said to have a thin build, short dark hair, a dark beard and mustache. He was wearing a white baseball cap, dark hooded sweatshirt, and blue jeans. He carried a black backpack. He was last seen heading east on South Haven Drive.
A neighboring town resident, James Herson, says the tragic event has left the community in complete shock. “We can only hope for justice,” says Herson. “This was an unexpected tragedy and we are just praying for all the families.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Suffolk Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.