(NEW YORK) – A second NYPD officer has died after being shot during a domestic violence call in Harlem over the weekend.
Officer Wilbert Mora, 27, who died on Tuesday, is “3 times a hero”, tweeted Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell. “For choosing a life of service. For sacrificing his life to protect others. For giving life even in death through organ donation.
Mora was shot while responding to a 911 call Friday night from a woman who was in conflict with her son. She said her son was in a back bedroom and when officers approached the bedroom, the door opened and the suspect fired, police said.
Mora’s partner, Officer Jason Rivera, 22, was struck first at the scene and died of his injuries.
A third officer, Sumit Sulan, 27, opened fire on the suspect, LaShawn McNeil.
McNeil, 47, later died of his injuries.
Mora and Rivera are among five NYPD officers who have been shot this month, the commissioner said.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams, a former NYPD captain, unveiled a new violent crime strategy on Monday.
“New Yorkers feel like a sea of violence is engulfing our city,” Adams said. “But as your mayor, I promise you I won’t let that happen. We will not abandon our city to violent contention. We will not go back to the bad old days.
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