Gun Stolen from Baltimore Used to Ambush NYC Officers, Police Say – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Police in New York City are still trying to track down a Glock 45 pistol with an extended 40-round magazine, which they say LaShawn McNeil obtained in Baltimore and used. shot two officers in Harlem on Friday night.

Police believe the weapon was stolen in 2017.

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Investigators later found an AR-15 assault rifle under McNeil’s mattress.

McNeil, who was on probation at the time, had a lengthy rap that included his arrest 20 years ago for assaulting an officer in Pennsylvania.

But he doesn’t appear to have a criminal record in Maryland.

McNeil left Baltimore to return to New York in November to help his mother and brother there.

The officers were dealing with an argument between the two when they were shot.

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22-year-old officer Jason Rivera was killed.

27-year-old officer Wilbert Mora is still fighting for his life.

Like New York City, Baltimore has had to deal with escalating violence.

That includes the murder of Chesley Patterson, a Little Italy restaurant manager, who was killed at Fells Point early Monday morning. Safe Streets worker DaShawn McGrier died in a mass shooting in east Baltimore last week.

Last week, city leaders talked about the need to illegal gun suppression—Especially ghost guns, which are untrackable, non-technological homemade guns.

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“Guns without a serial number or registration have no place in Baltimore or anywhere in our state,” Mayor Brandon Scott said Thursday.

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