Darrell Fuller was arrested after he fatally shot Nassau County police officer Arthur Lopez and an innocent motorist Raymond Facey, a Jamaican immigrant, Tuesday evening. The shooting rampage ended when he shot himself and was captured. Darrell Fuller, a career criminal, served five years in prison on a 2004 attempted murder charge. Officer Arthur Lopez was shot after exchanging words with Fuller, who then forced Facey off the Cross Island Parkway before shooting him at point blank range, stealing his car.
Officer Lopez, 29, was an eight year veteran of the force. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano told the NY Daily News, “He leaves grieving parents . . . you should hear the screams of his mother. He lost his life to a cold-blooded murderer. One could only wonder how an animal like this was roaming the streets with his rap sheet.”
During his eight years on the job, Lopez earned six meritorious service awards, three excellent police duty awards and several other command recognitions. He and his then-partner were honored in October 2010 for rescuing a suicidal man who jumped in front of an oncoming Long Island Rail Road train.
In his off-duty hours, he served as a volunteer with the Dix Hills Fire Department. The muscular cop also logged plenty of hours in the gym to keep himself in shape. Source
Raymond Facey was minding his own business when he was gunned down. Facey leaves behind a wife and four children. In fact, he was on the phone with his daughter Daliah just before he was killed, even telling her that “someone is chasing me.”
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