According to a New York Times article, the New York Police Department shot a man Friday evening after he swung open a bedroom door and opened fire on police officers. He continued firing after the officers were knocked down and charged down a flight of stairs. In the article, the gunman’s girlfriend told police that she had seen the man carrying a gun in Maryland and had warned him not to bring it to New York. The woman also said that the man was a member of a political group and had previously subscribed to anti-government conspiracy theories.
Lashawn J. McNeil swung open a bedroom door and opened fire at officers
Police have identified the gun used by Lashawn McNeil, who opened fire at police from inside his bedroom. The gun was a Glock that had been stolen in 2007, and it had a high-capacity magazine that held up to 40 rounds. McNeil had been on probation since 2003 for a drug conviction. But he had several arrests out of state.
He continued to fire after the officers were down
The officer used an illegal Glock handgun with a high-capacity magazine, and had another loaded AR-type gun under his bed. He had also been listening to extremist podcasts before the shooting.
He then charged down a flight of stairs
NYPD officer Gina Caridi was helping a woman and her troubled son in Penn Station when the man she was talking to suddenly ran down a flight of stairs with an 11-inch dagger. As she approached, the man began to kick the victim and he collapsed.
He had a history of believing in anti-government conspiracy theories
The New York nypd shooting suspect had a long history of paranoia and anti-government conspiracy theories, and had lived in Harlem with his mother since November. According to his mother, Lashawn McNeil was a member of an anti-government group in Maryland and had embraced conspiracy theories in Harlem.
He had been arrested before
New York police commissioner Keechant Sewell said the suspect was on the N train when the incident occurred at 8:24 a.m. He donned a gas mask and detonated two smoke canisters, then opened fire. The train filled with smoke. As commuters tried to flee, the gunman opened fire, killing 10 people.
He was armed with a Glock 17 handgun
The gun found at the scene of the shooting was a Glock handgun. Investigators said they were struggling to find the motive behind the shooting, but they did manage to find a handgun and a magazine. The gunman’s gun jammed, and police believe the suspect was not a member of the group.
He had a U-Haul key
After the shooting, New York Police Department officers located a U-Haul rental van with the license plate number and description of the suspected gunman’s vehicle in Brooklyn. As part of the investigation, police seized a 9-mm handgun, three extended magazines, a hatchet, a U-Haul key, gasoline, and consumer fireworks.
He had a hatchet
The NYPD is investigating a violent attack on New York City police officers on Monday. Police say a man wielding a hatchet charged at them with the weapon. The man struck two officers, one in the head and the other in the arm. The incident occurred on a busy commercial street in Queens.
Victims included seven men and three women
The New York Police Department has confirmed that the shooting victim list includes seven men and three women. The FBI is also on the scene. FDNY is monitoring the situation. James, a “person of interest,” for the shooting. James is a Philadelphia resident who has addresses in Wisconsin and Philadelphia. He left a key at the scene, which police connected to the shooting.