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Suspect in 1999 shooting of NYPD officer arrested in Florida

8 months 5 days 21 hours ago Sunday, March 17 2019 Mar 17, 2019 March 17, 2019 1:10 PM March 17, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The commissioner of the New York Police Department is thanking law enforcement in Florida after the arrest of a suspect in a 1999 shooting of an off-duty police officer.
  
Commissioner James O'Neill tweeted his appreciation Sunday for Jacksonville police and U.S. marshals in the arrest of Lester Pearson.
  
Local television stations in Jacksonville reported Pearson, 43, was taken into custody Friday morning in connection to the death of Officer Vincent Ling, who was off-duty at the time of the shooting and subsequently died.
  
Authorities said he had been living in Florida under a false name.
  
O'Neill says: "Law enforcement professionals demonstrate time & again that we are patient & that our collaborative forces have a very long reach."
  

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