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Man Shoots Romantic Rival, Kills Self in Long Island Restaurant Parking Lot: Police

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    Police investigate the scene in Port Jefferson Station. Inset right is Frank Panebianco.

    A man shot and killed a romantic rival with a shotgun before taking his own life in a Long Island restaurant parking lot late Sunday, police say.

    Frank Panebianco and Jessica Kasten, both 28, were walking out of the L.I. Pour House Bar and Grill in Port Jefferson Station at about 11:30 p.m. after dinner with friends when police say her ex-boyfriend, Michael Skiadas, confronted them.

    Police say the couple and Skiadas got into a “screaming match," and Skiadas went to his Jeep and grabbed a shotgun. One of Panebianco and Kasten's friends came into the parking lot to try to calm Skiadas down, and the couple tried to leave in their car, authorities said.

    At that point, police say Skiadas hit the friend in the head with the gun, ran to the car and fired two blasts, fatally hitting Panebianco. Skiadas then returned to his own vehicle and took his own life, police said.

    The friend who tried to mediate the fight had a head injury but is expected to be OK. Kasten was not hurt.
     


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