Off-duty NYPD officer shot during attempted robbery dies

The off-duty NYPD officer who was shot during an attempted robbery in Brooklyn over the weekend has died. 

26-year-old NYPD officer Adeed Fayaz, a 5-year veteran of the force and a father of two, died Tuesday evening, just hours after the NYPD announced the arrest of the suspect in the shooting. 

Randy Jones, 38, is alleged to have shot Fayaz in the head after an attempted robbery disguised as a car sale. 

Fayaz was off-duty on Saturday when he responded to a Facebook Marketplace ad for a Honda Pilot. Fayaz brought a relative and also $24,000 in cash to East New York to make the transaction.

Randy Jones

Randy Jones, the suspect arrested for allegedly shooting off-duty NYPD officer Adeed Fayaz. 

Police allege that Jones put Fayaz in a headlock, but when Fayaz broke free, shot Fayaz in the head before fleeing in a 2011 BMW. 

Jones was captured in Rockland County by a joint NYPD/U.S. Marshals task force. He was reportedly taken into custody with Fayaz's own handcuffs.

"We wanted him to know what he did to that officer," Chief of Detectives James Essig said. "I think it sends a powerful message."

Fayaz was a married father of two.

Essig also said that there had been similar robberies set up on social media across the city and that detectives are now looking into whether Jones is connected with them, or if there are any other suspects. 

Jones has been charged with murder and attempted robbery.