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Court papers: Accused cop killer recalls little

Darrell Fuller is escorted into Nassau County court

Darrell Fuller is escorted into Nassau County court in Mineola. Fuller, 33, is accused of fatally shooting Nassau County police officer Arthur Lopez and other man. (November 19, 2012) Credit: Howard Schnapp

A Queens man accused of killing a Nassau police officer and another man in an October shooting spree told police he was aware of being shot himself that day, but recalled little else about the day's events, according to court papers.

Darrell Fuller 33, was read his rights and questioned by police at Jamaica Hospital in Queens in the early hours of Oct. 24, the day of the killings. He told police that he had gone for an early morning dialysis treatment at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, and took the Long Island Expressway to the Cross Island Parkway as he headed home.

"The defendant then stated that he does not remember anything that happened after that," according to court papers filed by prosecutors that give Fuller's defense lawyer legal notice that any of his statements may be used against him.

Prosecutors say the ex-convict, who had been out on parole since 2010, shot Officer Arthur Lopez, 29, of Babylon Village, after Lopez pulled him over near 241st Street and Jamaica Avenue, on the Nassau-Queens border. They say minutes later, Fuller shot Raymond Facey, 58, of Brooklyn, and stole his car near the Cross Island Parkway.

Fuller then "staged his own shooting" in a failed attempt to make himself look like an "innocent victim," prosecutors said.

He is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and other charges. If convicted, he will face life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Fuller's lawyer, Victoria Brown-Douglas, of Cambria Heights, Queens, declined to comment Monday except to say she "sends sincere condolences to the families involved."

She has filed a notice preserving her right to use a psychiatric defense, or an alibi defense, but she is not bound to use either.

Prosecutors have also filed papers notifying Fuller's defense lawyer that, out of nine witnesses to the crimes, six were able to identify Fuller in a lineup.

Asked if he had been shot by a police officer, Fuller said he "didn't see any cop," the papers say.

When the detective asked if it was possible Fuller killed two people but did not recall doing so, he said, "I didn't do it," the papers say.

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