Rookie NYPD Officer Jason Rivera was killed in the line of duty on Friday, January 21, 2022. Another officer is in surgery in critical condition. The officers were responding to a domestic violence incident at 119 West 135. After entering the first floor apartment, the officers began taking gunfire from 47 year old Lashawn McNeill. The weapon was stolen from Baltimore five years ago. These officers were the fifth and sixth officers shot in four days
Mayor Eric Adams saying “It is our city against the killers!” Police Commissioner Keechant Sewel saying “the officers were trying to help the entire family when the suspect “suddenly, without warning, opened fire on them”. The officer leaves behind his wife and immediate family.
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