22-Year-Old Rookie Cop Killed in NYC Shooting, Another ‘Fighting for His Life’

The man who shot the two officers is also dead. Four officers have been shot in the city in the past 72 hours.

New York City, Harlem

1/22/2022 5:54:00 PM

Officer Jason Rivera was killed in the Harlem shooting. He had been on the job for just over a year. Officer Wilbert Mora is in “extremely critical condition” and undergoing surgery.

The man who shot the two officers is also dead. Four officers have been shot in the city in the past 72 hours.

Officer Jason Rivera and Officer Wilbert Mora / DCPIA 22-year-old rookie NYPD cop was killed in Harlem on Friday night, and his colleague was clinging to life, after they were shot without warning in what the mayor called “an attack on the city of New York.”

The man who shot them, identified by police as 47-year-old Lashawn McNeil, was then gunned down by a third officer and was in critical condition on Saturday. He used a Glock 45 that had been stolen in Baltimore in 2017, police said.The three officers had responded to a domestic violence call Friday after a Harlem woman asked for help during a fight with her son, authorities said. While one officer remained with the woman and one of her sons, Officers Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora made their way down a long, narrow hallway to the bedroom where McNeil was.

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