PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A liquor store worker on Long Island has shot and killed a man who was swinging a sword inside the business.
Police say the shooting happened at Port Jeff Liquors on Main Street just after 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
Homicide Squad detectives announced Thursday night that Theodore Scoville swung his samurai sword three times at the store clerk before being shot to death.
It’s unclear why the 50-year-old brought the sword into the store, but CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reports that authorities have confirmed the store worker’s account of the shooting.
The worker pulled out a legal handgun after being confronted by the sword-wielding suspect and killed Scoville.
Homicide detectives tell CBS2 that charges are not expected to be filed against that worker.
Multiple streets in Port Jefferson have been closed down while the investigation is ongoing.