Lashawn J. McNeil, 47, the man who shot at NYPD officers and killed one, was pronounced dead in a statement by Mayor Eric Adams on Monday evening.
Reported to have died last afternoon, McNeil has been shot in the head by a third police officer who responded at the scene. After being treated for his critical injuries at the Harlem Hospital, McNeil lost his life on Monday.
The deranged man had opened fire at two NYPD officers Friday as they responded to a 911 call for a domestic dispute. NYPD officer Jason Rivera ended up losing his life and his partner Wilbert Mora was critically wounded. Officer Sumit Sulan, a rookie who was shadowing the two wounded officers, shot McNeil as he tried to flee, striking him in the head and arm, police said.
McNeil was on probation for a 2003 drug conviction in New York City and also had several out-of-state arrests. In 1998, he was arrested in South Carolina for unlawfully carrying a pistol, but records show the matter was later dismissed. In 2002, he was arrested in Pennsylvania for assaulting a police officer.
Meanwhile, McNeil’s mother told the New York Post she was trying to convince her son to get help for mental health issues and that she wouldn’t have called 911 had she known he was going to use violence against the officers.