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Friends mourn bystander killed in shooting

Undated handout photo of Raymond Facey.

Undated handout photo of Raymond Facey. Credit: Handout

Raymond Facey, 58, of Brooklyn, who was shot dead Tuesday by a suspect fleeing the scene of the fatal shooting of a Nassau police officer, was a hard worker who was "good and kindhearted," friends and family said.

"He was a good person," said Tony Facey, of Cambria Heights, a longtime friend who is not related. "He was kindhearted. This is such a great tragedy. We lost a great man."

Police said Raymond Facey was shot in the head by Darrell Fuller, 33, who stole Facey's car after having shot Officer Arthur Lopez, 29, during a pursuit near the Cross Island Parkway on the Queens-Nassau border.

Facey was an innocent bystander, police said.

"I cannot fathom how this happened to my brother-in-law, such a good man," said Christine Cameron, adding that Facey was pulled over on the road and talking on a cellphone with his daughter when he was shot.

Raymond Facey was married, had four children and three grandchildren.

He made a living driving trucks to construction sites and was also known as "Bryon," said Tony Facey, adding that he had known Raymond Facey for 15 years.

Raymond Facey's brother-in-law, Joslyn Cameron, 58, of Canarsie, stood outside Facey's home in the East New York section of Brooklyn and recalled Facey as a kind man.

"He was family," Cameron said. "He was a working man. He chased hours."

Cameron said Facey emigrated from Jamaica nearly 30 years ago.

"He loved to barbecue and play music," Cameron said.

With Aisha al-Muslim

and Keith Herbert

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