Gunman kills New York cop, another man in shooting rampage
Queens, NY, United States (4E) – A 29-year-old Nassau County officer and a motorist were fatally shot in a shooting rampage in Queens, New York Tuesday morning, the suspected killer has been arrested by police after hours of manhunt.
According to authorities, two law enforcement offices pulled over a silver-colored Honda that took off after an accident. One of the officers, Arthur Lopez, approached the car and was shot in the chest after exchanging words with the suspect. He was not wearing a bulletproof vest.
As Lopez’s partner, Officer Clarence Hudson, tried to revive the fallen officer, the suspected gunman managed to take over another vehicle, shooting the driver in the head and ascaping.
Lopez was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital, where he died. Raymond Facey from Queens, the second victim, was pronounced dead at the scene. Lopez’s partner was being treated for trauma.
Steven Skrynecki, the chief of the Nassau County Police Department, reported that Facey’s car was discovered abandoned in Queens Village a few hours later.
Authorities reported that hundreds of law enforcement offices, including several from the New York Police Department and federal agencies, promptly started searching for the gunman in Queens.
Nassau County executive, Edward P. Mangano, said that “his murderer should hear the screams of his mother to understand what he did today.”
He added that “we can best honor him by hunting down this murderer.”
It was reported that NYPD captured the 33-year-old Darrell Fuller Tuesday evening after receiving a 911 call about shots fired in a car in Queens and discovering the wounded suspect inside.
Police said Fuller have gunshot wounds that were apparently self-inflicted. He is being treated at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.
Fuller is a Queens resident who has been sentenced to five years in prison for attempted murder in 2005. He was arrested again in 2010 for selling cocaine. He was recently paroled for the second time after serving about seven months in prison.
Police said that Officer Lopez was honored in 2010 by Town of Hempstead officials for his actions in saving a man’s life.
A Department of Education spokesman said that several schools in Queens locked down following the shooting, preventing students from leaving the building. But the status was lifted and schools dismissed all students at their regular time.