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Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a hit-and-run driver at the intersection of 241st Street and Jamaica Avenue.
Officer Lopez and another officer witnessed the accident near the border of Nassau County and New York City. One of the vehicles involved in the accident fled the scene. The officers followed the vehicle into Queens where they conducted a vehicle stop. The subject opened fire on the officers as they approached. Officer Lopez, who was not wearing a vest, was struck in the chest. The subject then fled in his vehicle. He abandoned his vehicle and carjacked a citizen, fatally shooting the driver.
Officer Lopez was transported to North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
The suspect Darrel Fuller then killed another man during a carjacking. Fuller was arrested several hours later and was suffering two gunshot wounds. He was identified as a former convict who had served prison time after being convicted of second degree murder.
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