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DA's disturbing report on ATF agent's death
newsday.com ^ | 16 July, 2012 | JOYE BROWN

Posted on 07/17/2012 4:11:03 AM PDT by marktwain

The Nassau County district attorney's office report on the shooting death of John Capano is the first official account of what happened the afternoon the federal Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives special agent died.

The report is raw and it is disturbing:

Capano, we learn, was killed after a retired Nassau County police lieutenant who owned a deli three doors down from the Seaford pharmacy jumped on Capano's back and -- believing the ATF agent had fired a gun near the deli owner's head -- "put his gun to the agent's rib cage and fired."

We learn that there were four guns at the scene. The robber's, the deli owner's, the pharmacist's and one belonging to an off-duty New York City police officer who ran from the deli, along with owner Christopher Geraghty, to help after a pharmacy employee reported that a robber had threatened to "kill everyone."

We learned that Capano, Geraghty and NYPD officer Joseph Arbia fired their guns. The robber's silver pellet gun, it would be determined later, did not work. The pharmacist, according to the report, had grabbed his gun and ran outside before repeatedly asking Capano, as the agent struggled with James McGoey, "John, what do I do?"

He did not fire.

Capano had walked into a robbery in progress. And when confronted by McGoey, he raised his arms and started backing away.

The agent -- in a remarkable show of restraint, given the horrific carnage of a pharmacy robbery in Medford months earlier -- did not draw his gun until after McGoey turned to flee the pharmacy.

Capano screamed at McGoey, "Drop the gun." Instead, McGoey turned a weapon on Capano before turning to run. That's when Capano, pursuing, fired off a round that hit McGoey in the buttocks.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; ny; robber
Lessons for all about how things can quickly go bad in a violent encounter.
1 posted on 07/17/2012 4:11:16 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

How sad.


2 posted on 07/17/2012 4:42:37 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: marktwain

I read it and still don’t understand it.


3 posted on 07/17/2012 4:45:32 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
I read it and still don’t understand it.

Like any well crafted news report, this leaves the reader with more questions AFTER reading it, than before.

You, Joye Brown, are a credit to your profession.

4 posted on 07/17/2012 4:56:42 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: marktwain

Do they have “fleeing felon” rule in Nassau county? Very confusing conflagration. He shot the bad guy in the ass!!(??)


5 posted on 07/17/2012 5:04:24 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Venturer
I read it and still don’t understand it.

That makes two of us. I kept going back & forth trying to figure out who was who and what was what. I gave up. It would appear that Newsday is lacking an editor.
6 posted on 07/17/2012 5:13:20 AM PDT by Shannon
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To: Shannon

Seems like everything’s going to hell these days. Writers can’t write, teachers can’t teach, students won’t learn, news people are liars and the president is a marxist asshole.


7 posted on 07/17/2012 5:45:23 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Venturer
I read it and still don’t understand it.

You are not alone. Perhaps the explanation lies in Joey's spelling of his name.

I'm kidding.

8 posted on 07/17/2012 5:51:21 AM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: Shannon

In a lot of cases, this type of writing is intended to confuse in order to make everyone look bad.


9 posted on 07/17/2012 6:03:48 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Delta 21

Probably no fleeing felon statute in NY. The federal standard in this case albeit he was enforcing a state law, is to shoot only when in jeopardy or someone else is in jeopardy. Seemingly on the second part he was fully covered.

Anyway, it is a sad event when one trying to do the right thing gets killed. Since there was a homocide during the commission of a felony, the perp can do a threesome for life in the showers at Attica now given his new found oriface.


10 posted on 07/17/2012 6:24:10 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Max in Utah

On the bright side, there is at least one guy named Max in Utah who can still turn extraordinarily keen insights into beautifully eloquent prose.

Well said.


11 posted on 07/17/2012 7:10:56 AM PDT by AnonymousConservative (Why did Liberals evolve within our species? www.anonymousconservative.com)
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To: Venturer
I read it and still don’t understand it.

I understand this is a 'raw' report, but Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First" is more understandable.

12 posted on 07/17/2012 10:05:56 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: AnonymousConservative
Aw, thanks AC.

"Seems like all the great writers are dead. Chaucer is dead, Shakespeare is dead. And I am not feeling so very well myself." -Mark Twain

13 posted on 07/17/2012 12:51:06 PM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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