Second NYPD Officer Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Harlem Shooting

Second NYPD Officer Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Harlem Shooting

A second New York City Police Officer passed away from the injuries he sustained during a shooting in Harlem that also killed his partner.

Wilbert Mora, 27, died Tuesday, four days after being shot while responding to a domestic dispute. The four-year veteran of the force was shot in the head. 

“It’s with great sadness I announce the passing of Police Officer Wilbert Mora.” Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said in a statement. “Wilbert is 3 times a hero. For choosing a life of service. For sacrificing his life to protect others. For giving life even in death through organ donation. Our heads are bowed & our hearts are heavy.”

New York City Mayor Eric Adams called Mora a hero. “Our hearts are heavy. Our city is in mourning,” he wrote.

Mora’s partner, 22-year-old Jason Rivera, was killed on the night of the shooting. He was the first to encounter the gunman at the scene. 

The shooter has been identified as 47-year-old Lashawn J. McNeil. His mother had called 911 for help over his behavior. McNeil was fatally shot by another officer at the scene.

 

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Erin Boogie is a blogger for BallerAlert.com and producer/co-host of the weekly radio show In the Field Radio.

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