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Suspect in NYPD Shooting Previously Arrested for Assaulting Police Officer


Lashawn McNeil is accused of opening fire on two NYPD officers last Friday night after ambushing them as they responded to a 911 call. Officer Jason Rivera, 22, died from the wounds, while officer Wilbert Mora, 27, was critically injured. At the time, McNeil was on probation for a 2003 drug conviction in New York, and had several arrests outside the state, including unlawfully carrying a gun in South Carolina (case dismissed) and the assault of a Pennsylvania police officer.

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