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Alleged cop killer faces possible life sentence

Murder, robbery, weapons possession

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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012 10:30 am | Updated: 11:35 am, Wed Nov 21, 2012.

The Jamaica man accused of shooting a Nassau County cop and an innocent Brooklyn motorist was indicted this week on a slew of charges that could land him in prison for the rest of his life.

Darrell Fuller, 33, faces three counts of murder in the first degree, one count of murder in the second degree, two counts of robbery in the first degree and two counts of criminal possession in the second degree, according to the four-page indictment filed in Nassau County Supreme Court on Nov. 5.

Each of the murder charges carries a possible prison sentence of life without parole. The third murder charge was added because Fuller allegedly killed more than one person in the course of one criminal act, according to the Nassau County DA’s office.

Arthur Lopez, 29, who was a member of Nassau County’s Emergency Service Unit, pulled Fuller over on Oct. 23 near the Queens-Nassau border after he fled the scene of an accident. After a brief verbal exchange Fuller is accused of shooting Lopez in the chest. Then he allegedly fled the scene, later ditching his vehicle, carjacking Raymond Facey, fatally shooting him in the head and then fleeing in his car.

According to a report in the New York Post, Fuller said he shot Lopez because he thought the officer was going to use a Taser on him. Fuller reportedly had done five years for attempted murder and was out on parole on a subsequent drug conviction when he allegedly shot the two men.

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