Wife of Slain Motorist: He Didn't Deserve to Die Like This

Raymond Facey, 52, was gunned down by an alleged cop killer

By Tracie Strahan
|  Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012  |  Updated 7:47 PM EDT
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The wife of a man who was allegedly gunned down by an accused cop killer trying to make his getaway in Queens on Tuesday said Wednesday that her husband

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The wife of a man who was allegedly gunned down by an accused cop killer trying to make his getaway in Queens on Tuesday said Wednesday that her husband "didn't deserve to die like this." Tracie Strahan reports.

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The wife of a man who was allegedly gunned down by an accused cop killer trying to make his getaway in Queens on Tuesday said Wednesday that her husband "didn't deserve to die like this."

Raymond Facey, 52, had pulled over near the Queens-Long Island border to talk on the phone with his daughter when he was confronted by the suspect and shot in the head. The gunman then left in Facey's car, which was later found abandoned.

June Facey, his wife, said outside their Fountain Avenue home on Wednesday that her "studmuffin," whom she nicknamed "Boobie," was "the greatest person in the world."

"I'm not ready to put my husband away," she said.

Friends, family and well-wishers paid their respects at the Facey home on Wednesday, including Emeline Thompson, whose son, David, was shot by the suspect, Darrell Fuller, in 2005. Fuller pleaded guilty to attempted murder and served five years in prison.

"When my son got shot, I could hardly hold up, and to know another family is going through this, it's hard," Thompson said.

Neighbors were emotional as they talked about Facey.

"He was a loving father and a caring husband ... even the children in the neighborhood loved him," said neighbor Sara Belches.

Facey was about to welcome a grandson.

"He was happy about that," said neighbor Tony Facey, who was not related to the victim. "He came and told me his daughter is about to expect. She's looking good, he's looking good, and all of a sudden, he's gone from us."

Facey's daughter listened on the phone as her father was carjacked and killed. She heard him make a frightened sound and then heard nothing more.

Fuller, 33, was arrested later in the evening. He is in police custody. It was not clear whether he had a lawyer.

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