A rookie Indian American police officer in New York is being called a hero after shooting a man accused of killing two NYPD police officers, reports India Post.
Sumit Sulan, 27, killed the suspect Lashawn McNeil, 47, after investigators say McNeil surprised officers by opening fire when they responded to a domestic dispute.
McNeil is accused of killing both rookie Officer Jason Rivera, 22, and his partner, 27-year-old Officer Wilbert Mora.
On Friday, January 29, thousands of fellow officers, family, friends, and New Yorkers lined the street to remember Rivera.
According to CBS2, on January 22, Sulan sat in a living room with a woman who called police about a domestic dispute. In the bedroom, authorities say McNeil opened fire in the bedroom on Rivera and Mora.
Sulan quickly moved the woman to safety and returned fire, fatally hitting McNeil in the head and arm. McNeil died of his injuries Monday. Mora died Tuesday.
Sulan has been on the job for six months.
“He was put to the test, almost on day one, and he passed this test with flying colors,” retired NYPD Sgt. Bill Cannon said about Sulan to CBS2.
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