The Buffalo Police Department said a suspect in custody for the shooting had traveled hours to the crime scene, "heavily armed" and wearing "tactical gear," and live-streamed the assault.
Video of the incident had dominated news coverage of the demonstrations.
NYPD officials have cleared more than 300 encampments, but at last count just five people had been relocated into shelters.
So far, 22.8% of calls for mental health crises in a handful of precincts have gone to these unarmed first responders.
The search for the suspect, 60-year-old former Broadway usher Gary Cabana, led police to evacuate congregants from the St Francis of Assisi’s Church on West 31st Street.
Lawyers and open-records advocates are battling over a change to the Freedom of Information Law.
The suspect was a regular patron whom security recognized.
Ed Mullins, who headed the Sergeants Benevolent Association for two decades, surrendered to federal authorities in Lower Manhattan just before 10 a.m. Wednesday
Known as the “Blueprint To End Gun Violence,” the 15-page plan reflects the complexities that Adams and other experts have said are contributing to the rise in crime.
LaShawn McNeil, 47, was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital on Monday afternoon
“These deadly, illegal guns know no neighborhoods." — NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell
The shooting comes after a series of recent violent events that have tested Mayor Eric Adams’s promise to bring down crime and shootings.
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