Police: Medford massacre suspects fought back during arrest

A day after the arrests of two suspects in the Medford pharmacy killings, police detailed how the operation went down, saying the husband and wife

YAPHANK - A day after the arrests of two suspects in the Medford pharmacy killings, police detailed how the operation went down, saying the husband and wife were both high on drugs and fought back.

Investigators say 33-year-old David Laffer refused to cooperate with police and showed no remorse when he was taken into custody yesterday.

"Laffer violently resisted police, and his wife physically interfered with officers attempting to place him under arrest," says Suffolk Police Commissioner Richard Dormer. "Numerous weapons and ammunition were recovered from his house."

According to court documents obtained by News 12 Long Island, when officers tried to arrest Laffer, he grabbed their weapons and held on, forcing police to use force until he let go.

Late last night, Laffer was walked out of police headquarters with two black eyes. More than an hour later, his wife, Melinda Brady, told reporters her husband is guilty of shooting four people inside a pharmacy last Sunday.

"He did it, he did all of it," she said.

Brady said Laffer stole prescription painkillers from the pharmacy because he lost his job and she was sick. She was arrested for allegedly driving the getaway car after the killings. Continuing coverage: Medford pharmacy massacreCops: Husband, wife arrested in Medford drug-store massacre

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