Man arrested in shooting of off-duty NYPD cop

A 38-year-old man allegedly hiding in a Rockland County hotel was arrested in connection with the shooting of an off-duty NYPD officer in Brooklyn on Saturday night.

The call of a man shot came in just before 7 p.m. from Ruby St. in the East New York section.  When officers arrived, they found officer Adeed Fayaz suffering from bullet wounds.

Randy Jones, from Brooklyn, had not been interviewed yet because he requested a lawyer at the time of his arrest.  Charges were pending the execution of two search warrants.

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The call of a man shot came in just before 7 p.m. from Ruby St. in the East New York section.

Fayaz had gone with his brother-in-law to meet a man who had listed a Honda Pilot for sale for $24,000 on Facebook Marketplace.

Police say when they got there the man was walking them to a driveway and jokingly asked, "Are you guys carrying a gun?"  Both men answered, "No."

That's when police say the man put Fayaz in a headlock, pointed a gun at his head, and demanded the money.

As Fayaz broke free, the gunman fired, hitting him in the head.

The gunman started to run away and kept firing as he took off.

The brother-in-law grabbed the officer's gun and started firing back.

The gunman jumped into the driver's seat of a black BMW and drove off.  Police were able to identify that a woman who lives in the nearby Pink Houses was the owner of the car.  The NYPD determined that she was the mother of the gunman.

Police say he was later seen getting out of the car at a Dept. of Sanitation facility at 130th St. and Park Ave. in Manhattan.  He then was seen getting into a car with a woman and five young children were seen leaving 1948 Park Ave. and driving off in a car.

They traced the car to a Days Inn in Nanuet, New York.

When police got to the second-floor room of the hotel, they found Jones, the woman, and 5 children, ranging in age from 6 months to 11 years old.  The woman was questioned but not charged.

Officers used Fayaz's handcuffs on Jones when they arrested him.

The NYPD says Jones has three prior arrests, including one in New York City in 2014 for strangulation.

Fayaz, 26, is a married father of two children.  He remained in ‘grave condition’ on Tuesday.