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NYPD Officer Adeed Fayaz died after being shot during an attempted robbery while off-duty in Brooklyn

Off-Duty NYPD officer Adeed Fayaz has sadly just passed away after being shot in the head 3 days ago from a robbery gone wrong.

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According to the New York Police Department (NYPD), the NYPD officer from Deer Park who was shot over the weekend in Brooklyn has passed away.

NYPD stated “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of NYPD Police Officer Adeed Fayaz, a devoted public servant, husband, father, brother, and son. A five-year veteran of the NYPD, PO Fayaz served the 66 Precinct community with exceptional compassion and care. Our thoughts are with his family, colleagues, and loved ones at this difficult time.”

On Saturday night, 26-year-old Adeed Fayaz sustained severe injuries while in East New York buying a car with his brother-in-law.

The New York Police Department held a media briefing on Tuesday morning and named 38-year-old Randy Jones of Brooklyn as the suspect.

Randy Jones

The officers of the 75th Precinct arrived at Ruby Street at 6:55 p.m. following reports of a shooting. The victim was Adeed Fayaz, a five-year veteran of the NYPD from Deer Park.

Fayaz had been communicating with a man selling a Honda Pilot through Facebook Marketplace, and they had initially planned to meet the day before, but the plan didn’t materialize.

On Saturday evening, Fayaz and his brother-in-law arrived at Linden Boulevard and Ruby Street in separate vehicles, where Jones allegedly jokingly asked if they were carrying a gun.

Upon learning they weren’t, Jones is said to have put Fayaz in a headlock and demanded money from him.

According to police, when Fayaz refused to comply with the suspect’s demands, Jones turned the gun on Fayaz’s brother-in-law. Fayaz attempted to break free, but was shot in the head.

In response, Fayaz’s brother-in-law grabbed the officer’s gun and fired back at Jones, who then fled the scene. The brother-in-law’s TLC vehicle recorded a video of the incident, which helped identify a 2011 BMW registered to Wanda Jones.

The investigation led to the arrest of Randy Jones, Wanda’s son, at the Days Inn in Nanuet in the Hudson Valley, where he was staying with his girlfriend and five children (it is not known if the children were his).

The girlfriend was questioned but not charged. Jones was taken into custody using Fayaz’s handcuffs, and charges against him are pending.

Jones has a prior criminal record with three arrests, including one in New York City for strangulation in 2014 and two in Virginia. Information on these cases is not readily accessible.

Fayaz was a seasoned officer with five years of service in the NYPD. He is survived by his wife and two children.


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