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2nd NYPD officer dies days after Harlem shooting

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Posted at 12:18 PM, Jan 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-25 15:18:36-05

A second New York City police officer has succumbed to his injuries four days after he and his partner were mortally wounded in a Harlem shooting.

Commissioner Keechant Sewell announced on Tuesday that Officer Wilbert Mora had passed away. He was 27.

"It’s with great sadness I announce the passing of Police Officer Wilbert Mora," Sewell said in a tweet. "Wilbert is three times a hero. For choosing a life of service. For sacrificing his life to protect others. For giving life even in death through organ donation. Our heads are bowed & our hearts are heavy."

Police said the officers were responding to a domestic call when Lashawn J. McNeil shot them as they walked down a narrow hallway in a Harlem apartment, the Associated Press reported.

Mora's partner Officer Jason Rivera died on Friday.

Mora was rushed to Harlem Hospital.

A third officer shot 47-year-old McNeil, who died Monday, officials said.

According to the New York Times, Mora joined the department in 2018.