Cyndi Lauper’s son, Declyn Lauper, has been released from jail following his arrest in New York City. He was charged with allegedly illegally carrying a loaded firearm.
The 26-year-old, Declyn Lauper, the only child of singer Cyndi Lauper and her husband David Thornton, was arrested in New York City shortly after a 24-year-old male was shot in Harlem.
According to the New York Daily News, Declyn was apprehended nearby and allegedly found in possession of a loaded Glock with seven bullets in its magazine, contained in a fanny pack. He faces charges of criminal possession of a firearm, accused of intending to use the weapon unlawfully against another.
Prosecutors alleged that Declyn and another individual took an Uber ride from Queens to 135th West 112th St. just before the crime occurred.
ABC News identified the victim as Omar Lewin and reported that he was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon. Lewin was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, where he was reported to be in stable condition, according to the New York Daily News.
Following his arrest, a judge set Declyn’s bail at $20,000 cash, according to New York’s ABC 7.
On Friday, Declyn appeared at Manhattan Criminal Court. Assistant District Attorney Harriet Jiranek said during his hearing-
“The defendant and the separately apprehended individual drove to the location both with firearms to engage in what appears to be illicit activity.”
Declyn pleaded not guilty to both charges. His father, Law & Order actor Thornton, was seen at a cashier’s window at the Manhattan Criminal Court carrying an envelope with a large sum of money just before Declyn was released on bail Friday. Declyn is expected back in court on Tuesday and has retained legal counsel.