Man mourning fiancee killed in drug-store massacre

MEDFORD - A Farmingville man is mourning the loss of his fiancée, who was one of the four people fatally shot during a Medford drug-store robbery Sunday.

James Manzella says he is too distraught to talk about the terrible tragedy, but friends say Jamie Tacetta was the love of his life.

Police say Manzella was the first person to discover what happened after waiting for Taccetta in his car outside the pharmacy. They say he got worried that she was taking too long and walked in a few moments after the gunman killed his fiancée and three others.

The couple had recently moved in together at Manzella's home in Farmingville.  Their wedding date was set for Oct. 15.

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