Declyn “Dex” Lauper, the son of music legend Cyndi Lauper, has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident in Harlem, New York City, law enforcement officials reported.
The arrest occurred on the evening of February 8, 2024, following a response by the New York Police Department (NYPD) to reports of gunfire.
The incident resulted in a 24-year-old victim being shot in the leg. Authorities have confirmed that the victim was promptly taken to the hospital and is currently in stable condition.
Lauper, 26, was apprehended at the scene with a loaded firearm in his possession. The NYPD has charged him with criminal possession of a weapon.
The arrest has sparked widespread media attention, given Lauper’s status as the offspring of an iconic figure in the music industry and his own career in the entertainment sector as a rapper.
Dex Lauper has had several interactions with the law prior to his recent arrest related to a shooting incident in Harlem.
One notable incident took place in July 2022 when Lauper was arrested at a memorial service for another rapper. Authorities detained him for being in possession of a stolen 2014 Mercedes Benz, which had been reported stolen in 2020 in the Bronx.
The arrest occurred as Lauper attended the service for Notti Osama, a young Hip-Hop artist tragically stabbed to death. Lauper was charged with unlawful possession of stolen property.
Dex Lauper has released several singles and music videos showcasing his rap skills and artistic direction. His debut project As Life Goes On featured contributions from well-known artists like Smoke DZA, A$AP TyY and Manolo Rose.