Adeed Fayaz, 26, the New York City Police Department officer killed off-duty by a robber earlier this week, was laid to rest on Thursday. The Deer Park resident’s funeral services took place at the Makki Mosque in Brooklyn’s “Little Pakistan” neighborhood on Coney Island Avenue in Midwood.
On Tuesday, the NYPD arrested a suspect in the murder, Randy Jones, who allegedly shot Fayaz in the head during an attempted robbery. Fayaz and his brother-in-law, police say, met Jones in East New York on Saturday, responding to a Facebook Marketplace ad for a used car to be paid in cash.
An NYPD detective used Fayaz’s handcuffs to arrest the suspect in Rockland County, according to NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig.
Fayaz’s funeral was attended by New York City Mayor Eric Adams, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell, and hundreds of NYPD officers.
Mayor Adams, a former NYPD officer, eulogized Fayaz’s public service as a “symbol of what’s great about this country.” Born in Pakistan, the slain officer moved to the United States with his family at the age of five. Commissioner Sewell says the Pakistani American immigrant chose to become a police officer in middle school.
Adeed Fayaz served in the NYPD’s 66th Precinct, which covers Brooklyn’s Borough Park and parts of Midwood.
Fayaz leaves behind a wife and two young children.