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Mass. Cop Killed Self, Shot Man Amid Marital Woes

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The Essex County District Attorney's office says a Hamilton policeman believed his wife was having an affair with a Beverly policeman whom he shot in front of coffee shop, before later killing himself.

The report released Thursday by Jonathan Blodgett's office came after Kenneth Nagy shot Jason Lantych in front of a Starbucks in Beverly on Feb. 24. Both officers were off-duty.

In a statement, Blodgett called the shooting "deeply unsettling" and said the investigation was concluded.

According to the report, Nagy confronted Lantych about the alleged affair and Lantych offered to meet him, telling him, "It's not what you think." Nagy's wife, Katherine, was the Beverly department's domestic violence victim advocate.

The report said Nagy left a suicide note in which he wrote that he intended to shoot Lantych.

This article was originally published on March 15, 2012.

This program aired on March 15, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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