Harlem Shooting | A New York City man who is accused of fatally shooting an NYPD officer and critically wounding another Friday night was out on probation and has an extensive criminal record, police said.
Lashawn McNeil, 47, allegedly shot Officer Jason Rivera, 22 and his partner Officer Wilbert Mora, 27, in an apartment in Harlem after the officers had responded to a domestic dispute call.
Lashawn McNeil, the man police said shot and killed NYPD Officer Jason Rivera and critically injured Officer Wilbert Mora in Harlem, was arrested five times before the deadly encounter.
McNeil, 47, was convicted on a felony drug charge in New York City in 2003. He was on probation.
McNeil was arrested four times on various charges, including assault on an officer and weapon possession, outside the city.
Police said Rivera, Mora and a third officer were sent to an apartment Friday at 119 W. 135th St. in Harlem in response to a 911 call from a woman who said she was in a dispute with her son.
The caller did not mention any injuries or weapons, Chief of Detectives James Essig said.
One police officer has died and another is in critical condition. The officers were shot while responding to a domestic call, and a third officer shot the gunman, officials said. Mayor Eric Adams called it “an attack on the City of New York.”
The NYPD said 22-year-old Jason Rivera died while 27-year-old Wilbert Mora remains in critical condition at Harlem Hospital after being shot in the back of the head.
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