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Apr. 13, 1988
Black Male / 27 yrs. of age
New York City Housing Authority Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Wed. Apr. 13, 1988
Officer McLean was shot and killed while checking a building. He and his partner were assigned to check four buildings for a young girl who had been reported missing. At approximately 0100 hours he entered one of the buildings in order to take the elevator to the roof. At the same time a drug hit was going down inside which he interrupted. One of the men opened fire on him, striking just above his vest. His partner heard the shots and called for assistance. Officer McLean was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries approximately two hours later. The missing girl turned up at another family member's home.
The suspect was apprehended a month later in Philadelphia. In 1980 he was convicted of manslaughter in New York for the 1979 shotgun slaying of a Brooklyn man. He was paroled in 1984. In 1989 he was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to a minimum of 120 years in prison.
Officer McLean had been with the agency for 2 years and nine months. He was survived by his fiancée, parents, and four brothers. He was a U S Army veteran having served with the elite special forces.