WASHINGTON: New York police on Tuesday arrested a 38-year-old man for allegedly shooting a Pakistani American police officer earlier this week.
The officer, Adeed Fayaz, 26, is fighting for his life in a New York hospital.
“Detectives took the subject wanted for the shooting of an officer into custody. Charges are pending at this time,” the New York Police Department (NYPD) said in a tweet.
“Our thanks to everyone who has been relentlessly working 24/7 on this investigation.”
The suspect, Randy Jones, was arrested from a Days Inn hotel 50 miles away from the crime scene, police officials said. Jones was hiding there with his girlfriend and five young children following Saturday night’s botched robbery in Brooklyn.
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell told reporters Jones was handcuffed by an NYPD detective with the cuffs Fayaz used before he was wounded.
“We wanted him to know what he did to that officer and that officer’s cuffs were on him,” NYPD Chief of Detective James Essig told reporters. “I think it sends a powerful message.”
Essig said Jones would face charges in Fayaz’s case as early as Tuesday afternoon. Fayaz is expected to be transferred to another hospital later on Tuesday.
Published in Dawn, February 8th, 2023
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