Two police officers were shot in Harlem on Friday night, leaving a 22-year-old officer dead and the other, age 27, “fighting for his life,” per the NYPD commissioner. The shooting was just latest in a string of attacks on officers in New York City. The man who shot them, identified by police as Lashawn McNeil, age 47, was himself gunned down in the altercation. He used a Glock 45 that had been stolen in Baltimore in 2017, police said. “I am struggling to find the words to express the tragedy we are enduring. We’re mourning, and we are angry,” NYPD commissioner Keechant Sewell said at a late-night press conference. As the officers were “compassionately trying to provide aid” to the suspect, “he suddenly, without warning, opened fire on them,” Sewell said. The entire department is now “praying with everything they have” that the second shooting victim will pull through, she said. Three officers were responding to a domestic violence call when the gunfire erupted. The officers had arrived at the scene after a woman asked for help during a dispute with her son, officials said. While one officer remained with the woman and one of her sons, two others made their way down a long, narrow hallway to the bedroom where McNeil was when he began firing, striking them both, authorities said. They did not know there was a weapon in the house. The third officer ran into the hallway and fired two rounds, hi . . . read the full article here.
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DATE: 2017, 2022, Friday, age 27, age 47, Thursday, 22-year-old, 62-year-old, 11-month-old, more than a year, the past 72 hours, earlier in the week
TIME: night, late-night, Friday night
ORDINAL: third, second
CARDINAL: One, Two, one, six, two, four, Three, three