The son of Grammy-winning musician Cyndi Lauper has been arrested in connection with a Harlem shooting, the Daily News has learned.
Declyn Lauper, 26, was picked up minutes after the shooting on West 112th Street near Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard around 7.15pm local time, police said. He is to be arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday.
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.
Also arrested in the gunfire was Omar Lewin, 24, of Washington Heights.
The arrest was not the first time the troubled son of the ’80s pop star was cuffed by the New York Police Department (NYPD).
In July 2022, police found Lauper sitting in the driver’s seat of a stolen car, the Daily News 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.