Fayaz, 26, was placed into a headlock by suspect Randy “Popper” Jones before the alleged killer began shooting on a secluded street in East New York after luring the off-duty officer to the scene with the promise of a new car for sale, officials said.
The young officer was accompanied by his brother-in-law before the bullets started flying and the suspect fled the scene. The brother-in-law grabbed the gun out of the wounded officer’s holster to fire back at the shooter but missed.
Over 300 officers stood at attention as Fayez’s body was removed from the hospital Tuesday evening.
His wife held their children as his body, wrapped in a NYPD flag, was put into a waiting ambulance.
“Imagine their father never coming home again — they’ll never be okay from this,” Pat Lynch, president of the NYC Police Benevolent Association, said outside the hospital. “It’s our job to help them remember, and New York City police officers will make sure he’s remembered.”