City Hall Flags Flown at Half-Staff Following Fatal Shooting of Rookie NYPD Officer
Flags were lowered to half-staff at City Hall in Manhattan on Saturday, January 22, honoring rookie NYPD
officer Jason Rivera,
who was slain the night before after being shot by a suspect in Harlem while responding to a domestic violence call.Rivera, aged 22, joined the city’s police department in 2020, the NYPD said.
A second officer, 27-year-old Wilbert Mora, remained in critical condition after being shot by the suspect, identified as Lashawn McNeil, police said
. Another officer responding to the domestic violence call on Friday night shot and wounded McNeil.New York City Mayor Eric Adams, a former NYPD
captain, ordered flags to be flown at half-staff across the city following the incident. This footage, recorded by Ben Von Klemperer, shows flags outside City Hall after they were lowered on Saturday. Credit: Ben Von Klemperer via Storyful