As alleged gunman Darrell Fuller awaited arraignment for allegedly killing a Brooklyn man and a Long Island police officer on the Cross Island Parkway, one victim's family met with the mother of a man who was shot and injured by Fuller in 2004.
On Wednesday, Fuller was brought from Jamaica Hospital to police headquarters in Mineola, N.Y. for questioning about the shooting deaths of Nassau County Emergency Services Unit Officer Arthur Lopez, 29, and Raymond Facey, 52, of East New York.
Police say Fuller, seen above, shot Lopez in the chest during a traffic stop on the Cross Island Parkway Tuesday.
While trying to flee, they say he then shot Facey and stole his car, leaving him to die on the side of the road.
Fuller was previously imprisoned after pleading guilty to attempted murder in 2005 in connection with a 2004 shooting in St. Albans, Queens.
He was jailed again in 2010 for violating his parole by selling crack cocaine and then released in May 2011.
Family members of Facey who gathered in East New York on Wednesday told reporters they wondered why law enforcement would release Fuller on parole.
"My stud muffin is the greatest person in the world. I love him with all my heart," said June Facey, Raymond's widow. "I love him more than I love little children. I can't believe that he got such a senseless death. He didn't deserve it. And I would like you to ask the question to the assistant, why did they let this animal out who killed my husband, after he had already tried to kill someone?"
Relatives said just before his death, Raymond Facey had been talking to his daughter on the phone about a planned trip to Jamaica.
"It's a very hurtful feeling, if anyone has ever lost a loved one, if anyone has lost a father, a caregiver, a mother, someone who gives you wisdom," said Abbigail Facey, Raymond's daughter. "Something that you can't explain, you can't even come to grips with what happened right now. We're relying on our faith."
Facey's family was comforted by Emeline Thompson, the mother of Fuller's victim in the 2004 shooting, Dave McDonald.
"He shouldn't be out after five years, for attempted murder. He should be in [prison] at least 15 years before he could get parole. Five years?" Thompson said.
McDonald tells NY1 that the shooting stemmed from a dispute over a parking spot as he attended a party at 122nd Avenue and Montauk Street, and that he did not know Fuller at the time.
After being asked to move his car, McDonald says that Fuller told him to move his car again. McDonald says he refused and then went to the party.
McDonald says when he emerged from the party, Fuller came up to him, pointed a gun at his head and then shot him in the leg and ankle.
Nassau County prosecutors are handing the current case against Fuller.