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NYPD detectives find a loaded AR-15 under the mattress of a suspect who allegedly killed one officer and injured another

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NYPD detectives find a loaded AR-15 under the mattress of a suspect who allegedly killed one officer and injured another

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New York Police Department detectives found a loaded AR-15 assault weapon under the mattress of 47-year-old Lashawn McNeil on Saturday, the day after he allegedly shot and killed Officer Jason Rivera and seriously injured officer Wilbert Mora.

McNeil is accused of using a stolen .45 caliber Glock to ambush officers Friday night at a Harlem apartment that belonged to his mother, who initially called 911.

A third officer, Sumit Sulan, shot McNeil in the head and arm. The suspect has since died from those injuries, the NYPD confirmed to Fox News.

detectives found the loaded AR-15 under McNeil’s mattress on Saturday as they carried out a search warrant, according to the NYPD.

The NYPD found this loaded AR-15 under Lashawn McNeil’s mattress the day after he allegedly shot two officers, killing one and seriously injuring the other.
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The Glock used in the Friday night shooting was stolen from Baltimore in 2017 and had a high-capacity magazine that could hold up to 40 rounds.

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McNeil was on probation for a 2003 drug conviction in New York and had already faced four other arrests in South Carolina and Pennsylvania, according to the NYPD.

NYPD detectives find a loaded AR-15 under the mattress of a suspect who allegedly killed one officer and injured another

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Lashawn McNeil died of injuries sustained Friday after allegedly ambushing three NYPD officers.
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Officer Jason Rivera, a 22-year-old who entered the police academy in 2020, was fatally injured in the ambush.

Her partner, 27-year-old officer Wilbert Mora, was shot in the head and seriously injured. Mora was transferred from Harlem Hospital to NYU Langone Medical Center on Sunday.

NYPD detectives find a loaded AR-15 under the mattress of a suspect who allegedly killed one officer and injured another

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NYPD officer Jason Rivera, 22, was killed in the line of duty Friday night.
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New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced a plan Monday afternoon to stem gun violence by increasing the number of officers on the streets, working with state and local law enforcement partners, and implementing measures to stop the flow of firearms.

“New Yorkers feel like a sea of ​​violence is engulfing our city, but as your mayor, I promise you, I will not let that happen. We will not leave our city to a violent few,” Adams said at City Hall.

Patrick J. Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association of New York, praised Adams’ plan as a good starting point.

NYPD detectives find a loaded AR-15 under the mattress of a suspect who allegedly killed one officer and injured another

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New York Mayor Eric Adams speaks during a press conference in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
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“We need tougher, consistently enforced penalties for gun crimes. And we need more resources to relieve overwhelmed cops on the front lines,” Lynch said in a statement.

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“Mayor Adams is absolutely right that the message on the streets is that there are no consequences for carrying and using illegal weapons.”

Fox News’ Michael Ruiz and Brie Stimson contributed to this report.



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