The NYPD are now warning Physicians and the owners of small drugstores in the area to be wary about anyone "expressing an urgent need for prescription painkillers."
They are also beefing up patrols near small pharmacies until the crazed triggerman who executed four people--two employees and two customers--one by one at point blank
range - is caught.
The executions have been called "chilling" and "methodical" by officers who remain at a loss as to why he felt the need to kill his innocent victims, pharmacy employees Raymond Ferguson, 45, and Jennifer Mejia, 17, and customers Bryon Sheffield, 71, and Jamie Taccetta, 33.
Mejia's sister Leslie, who swapped their Father's Day shift with her sibling said: "She didn't deserve it - not like that. I know she's an angel watching over us now."
Suffolk County police released photographs of the suspect: a man believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5-foot-8 with a thin build.
He has dark hair, was unshaven or has a dark beard and mustache and wore a white baseball cap and was carrying a black backpack.
Detectives asked anyone with information to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential. Police have offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the shooter's arrest.
VICTIMS LINKED IN DEATH