Richard Rainey


Age: 66

retired New York City police detective who was hit with 14 rounds of bullets in a shooting more than three decades ago that left his partner dead and sent shockwaves through the police department when he was shot multiple times by two radical gunmen while responding to a burglary in the St. Albans neighborhood of Queens, New York on April 16, 1981 whose partner Officer John Scarangella succumbed to gunshot wounds he received after being gunned down by members of a Black Panther Party splinter group during the violent shooting, but who survived the ambush and suffered injuries that forced him to retire.

Cause of Death: Complications from a heart disease and diabetes

Born: December 15, 1948

Died: March 3, 2015

Queens, New York