TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The wife of the Troy carjacking suspect killed by police said memorials set up for him were not done in disrespect.
Thaddeus Faison is accused of shooting two Troy officers over the weekend. He died as a result of the shootout. Tuesday night, tensions were high between mourners and the police.
His wife did not want to be identified, but she said the memorial is not mean to be disrespectful to police but rather a way for those who knew him to say goodbye.
“I was going to tell everybody right now, my family, the Faisons, the Famers, everybody just want to let you know we’re not sending death threats to the police,” she said. “We just want to bur this man and let him rest in peace.”
Faison’s wife did not live with Faison, but they have been married for 10 years and have four children together.
Police are still monitoring the area of Glen Avenue and Seventh Avenue where the memorial stands.