Who is Lashawn Mcneil? Alleged NYPD officer killer, is dead?

The black man charged over the killing of an NYPD officer & the critical injuring of another in Harlem is a career criminal with multiple felony convictions. Lashawn McNeil’s social media featured #BLM & black nationalist content.

The suspect who ambushed and shot two NYPD officers Friday night, killing one officer and another in critical condition, was a convicted felon who was on probation at the time of the attack.

The third officer at the scene of the ambush shot Lashawn McNeil, 47, in the head and arm, according to NYPD Detective Chief James Essig at a news conference. He eliminated the threat as he tried to escape. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition on Friday night.

The suspect is on probation for a 2003 New York City drug felony conviction, the police chief said, adding that he has been arrested several times outside New York City, including in South Carolina, where he was convicted in 1998 for illegal possession of a weapon and arrested.

Essig told the outlet that McNeil was later arrested for assaulting a police officer in 2002. He was arrested twice in Pennsylvania in 2003 on a felony drug charge and a misdemeanor drug charge

The alleged gunman’s last known address is Allentown, Pennsylvania, about 90 miles west of New York City, where the shooting took place.

McNeill was sitting in the back bedroom of his Harlem apartment when he opened the door and opened fire on two officers, according to police. Rookie police officer Jason Rivera, 22, was killed at the scene. His then-unidentified 27-year-old partner was seriously injured.

At 6.15pm, two police officers and a third police station were responding to a domestic disturbance call from a woman who said she needed help caring for her son. Essig told the outlet that the woman “didn’t mention injuries or weapons.”

A third officer remained at home while two other officers, Rivera and his partner, approached the bedroom when the door opened and the suspect, Lashawn McNeil, fired several times, hitting two police officers and killed one of them. them.

“As the perpetrator tried to leave, he encountered our third officer, who fired two bullets into his right arm and head,” Essig said.

Police seized an illegal firearm at the scene, a Glock 45 with a high-capacity magazine capable of holding 40 rounds. The weapon was determined to have been stolen from Baltimore in 2017. Police are currently working with the ATF to determine if the gun was used for other criminal activities.

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