Suspect accused of killing young officer in Harlem had Allentown ties and previous arrest record

Suspect accused of killing young officer in Harlem had Allentown ties and previous arrest record

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1/22/2022 11:11:00 PM

Suspect accused of killing young officer in Harlem had Allentown ties and previous arrest record

Lashawn J. McNeil, accused of killing an NYPD cop and wounding another on Friday night, has been arrested in three states.

AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura and courtesy NYPDThe 22-year-old New York City police officer who was shot to death while responding to a call Friday night in a Harlem apartment came from an immigrant family and grew up in a community with strained police relations, but joined the force to make a difference in the “chaotic city,” he once wrote.

The man police say shot them, 47-year-old Lashawn J. McNeil, also was shot — in the head and arm by police — and was hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said.Essig said he was charged with assaulting a police officer in Pennsylvania in 2002, though no record of any conviction on that charge could be found in state court records. NYPD spokeswoman Det. Sophia Mason said the department could not provide any additional information about the charge, including where in Pennsylvania it occurred.

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1 NYPD police officer dead, another injured in Harlem shootingA 22-year-old NYPD police officer was killed and another was injured in a Harlem shooting on Friday night.

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Updated: Jan. 22, 2022, 3:00 p.m. | Published: Jan. 22, 2022, 3:00 p.m. New York Police Department officer Jason Rivera, who was killed in a shooting Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, is seen in an undated photo released by the NYPD, inset against an image of officers at the scene. A second officer was critically wounded as the two answered a call about an argument between a woman and her adult son, officials said. The suspect was identified as a former Allentown man. AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura and courtesy NYPD By Staff and wire reports The 22-year-old New York City police officer who was shot to death while responding to a call Friday night in a Harlem apartment came from an immigrant family and grew up in a community with strained police relations, but joined the force to make a difference in the “chaotic city,” he once wrote. “I know that something as small as helping a tourist with directions, or helping a couple resolve an issue, will put a smile on someone’s face,” Jason Rivera wrote to his commanding officer in 2020 when he was a probationary police officer. Rivera and Officer Wilbert Mora were shot while answering a call about an argument between a woman and her adult son. Mora, 27, was critically wounded and was “fighting for his life” Saturday, said Mayor Eric Adams. The man police say shot them, 47-year-old Lashawn J. McNeil, also was shot — in the head and arm by police — and was hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said. McNeil previously lived in Allentown and his arrest record includes charges in Pennsylvania, according to the NYPD. NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said McNeil’s arrest record dates to 1998, when he was charged with unlawful possession of a pistol in South Carolina — a charge that was later dropped. Essig said he was charged with assaulting a police officer in Pennsylvania in 2002, though no record of any conviction on that charge could be found in state court records. NYPD spokeswoman Det. Sophia Mason said the department could not provide any additional information about the charge, including where in Pennsylvania it occurred. Police said McNeil was convicted on drug charges in New York in 2003, and remains on probation. He was also arrested by Allentown Police and later pleaded guilty to drug offenses in 2003. No one answered the door Saturday at the last known address of McNeil in Allentown, and it’s not clear when he last lived there. Allentown police were not immediately assisting with the investigation but stood “ready to assist in any capacity needed,” said Assistant Chief Michael Becker. The New York Post reported McNeil was living in Maryland but came to New York in November at the request of his mother. She often sought his help with McNeil’s disabled brother, sources told the Post. Police say McNeil was armed with a .45-caliber Glock pistol and a magazine containing 40 hollow point bullets when they arrived at the apartment on 135th Street on Friday night. The gun had been reported stolen in Baltimore in 2017, police said. The New York Police Dept. said this gun and magazine were found at the site of the shooting Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 in Harle,. Officials say a New York City police officer was killed and another critically wounded. NYPD via AP Photo The cops were responding to a call from a woman who said she was having trouble with her son. Three NYPD officers arrived and spoke with woman and another son in the ground-floor apartment, but there was no mention of a weapon, police said. Two officers walked from the front of the apartment down a narrow, 30-foot hallway. McNeil swung open a bedroom door and opened fire, killing Rivera and wounding Mora, Essig said. A third officer shot and wounded McNeil as he tried to flee the apartment, Essig said. Rivera was with the NYPD since November of 2020. Mora had been on the job for about four years. Growing up in Manhattan’s Inwood neighborhood, Rivera noticed tensions with police, according to a brief essay titled “Why I Became a Police Officer,” a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press. “I remember one day when I witnessed my brother being stopped and frisked. I asked myself, why are we being pulled over if we are in a taxi?” he wrote. “My perspective on police and the way they police really bothered me.” But eventually he noticed the department working to improve relationships, and he wanted to be involved. “I realized how impactful my role as a police officer would go in this chaotic city,” he wrote. The shooting is the latest in a string of crimes that have unnerved the nation’s largest city. A 19-year-old cashier was shot to death as she worked a late-night shift at a Burger King, a woman was pushed to her death in a subway station, and a baby was critically injured when she was hit by a stray bullet as she sat in a parked car with her mother. The city also is recovering from its deadliest fire in three decades, a Bronx apartment blaze that killed 17 people. Friday night’s incident marked the third time this week that a New York City cop has been shot in the line of duty. It came three nights after an officer was wounded in the leg in the Bronx during a struggle with a teenager who shot himself. On Thursday, a narcotics detective was shot in the leg on Staten Island. Adams, New York’s mayor in his first month on the job, has said making the streets and subways safer are his top priority. He has reinstated a plainclothes anti-crime unit aimed at getting guns off the street. The unit was disbanded in 2020 amid concerns that it accounted for a disproportionate number of shootings and complaints. Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul both said federal authorities need to do more to round up stolen guns like the one used in the Harlem shooting. Hochul, at an appearance in Buffalo on Saturday, called it a “scourge of illegal guns on our streets.” Our journalism needs your support. Please subscribe today to lehighvalleylive.com . The Associated Press, NJ.com’s Richard Cowen and lehighvalleylive.com’s Kurt Bresswein contributed to this report. Reach them at