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Police: L.I. Pharmacy Robber Shot Dead

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SEAFORD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Police on Long Island say a man who robbed a pharmacy in Seaford was then shot and killed in a confrontation outside the store.

Nassau County police say it happened at a pharmacy on Merrick Road just before 2 p.m. Saturday.

“That individual went in and he announced a hold up. He was looking for oxycontin and cash. He fled the store. When he fled the store, he encountered three people, and those three intervened,” said Detective Lt. Kevin Smith.

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Those three people were all members of law enforcement. Two were active duty, while the third was retired.

Police said the suspect was shot dead on the sidewalk during the confrontation. One of the officers was shot in the chest.

The incident was unfolding about 30 miles west of another Long Island pharmacy where four people were gunned down by a drug addict during a robbery in July.

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