The son of Grammy-winning musician Cyndi Lauper was arrested in connection with a Harlem shooting, the Daily News has learned.
Declyn Lauper, 26, was nabbed minutes after the shooting on West 112th Street near Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, Harlem, Manhattan, the US around 7.15pm on Feb 7, police said.
A 24-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken to Mount Sinai Morningside hospital in stable condition.
Lauper was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance. His arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court was pending as of on Feb 9.
Also arrested in the gunfire was Omar Lewin, 24, of Washington Heights.
The arrest was not the first time the troubled son of the 1980s pop star was cuffed by the NYPD.
In July 2022, police found Lauper sitting in the driver’s seat of a stolen car, it reported at the time.
Cops noticed the illegally double-parked 2014 Mercedes Benz C350 at the corner of West 140th Street and Broadway in Hamilton Heights. Upon a computer check, they determined the vehicle was stolen, police said.
Lauper was charged with unauthorised use of a vehicle in the incident.
Lauper, who raps under the name Dex Lauper, lives on the Upper West Side. He is the only child of Cyndi Lauper. – New York Daily News/Tribune News Service