Jason Rivera Wikipedia – Jason Rivera Bio
Officer Jason Rivera was a New York City police officer killed in the line of duty during a domestic dispute call Friday night,
He was fatally shot in the Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan; the New York City Police Department said early Saturday.
He was 22 years old.
Rivera’s partner, Wilbert Mora, 27, was gravely wounded and hospitalized, undergoing surgery. He has been with the department for four years.
Both officers were struck when a suspect – identified by police as Lashawn McNeil, 47 — started firing from inside a bedroom in a Harlem apartment after the officers arrived.
Tonight, we mourn the loss of a hero officer — a son, husband, and friend. Only 22 years old, Police Officer Jason Rivera was murdered in the line of duty. We vow to #NeverForget Jason as his fellow Finest vow to honor his tremendous legacy of service & the ultimate sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/5zsx45XiM4
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 22, 2022
A third NYPD officer shot McNeil after the suspect opened fire, according to police. He remained in critical condition early Saturday, police said, after correcting an earlier police report claiming he had died at the scene.
NYPD dispatch logs obtained by Fox News Digital show the call came in from a woman having a dispute with her son.
Police said the mother told them she had suffered no injuries and no weapons were involved.
The officers approached a back bedroom where McNeil’s mother directed them, then suddenly McNeil kicked open the door and fired on the officers, police said.
The officers were rushed to Harlem Hospital, where Rivera was soon pronounced dead. Mora remained in critical condition.