Declyn Lauper, only child of musician Cyndi Lauper, was arrested (Picture: Getty)
Cyndi Lauper’s son has been arrested after a shooting in New York.
The Girls Just Want To Have Fun singer shares 26-year-old son Declyn ‘Dex’ Thornton Lauper with her husband, David Thornton.
He was taken into custody on Wednesday evening, in connection with an incident in Harlem, after being caught in possession of drugs and a weapon.
A spokesperson for the NYPD confirmed to Metro.co.uk that officers responded to a 911 call at approximately 7.15pm.
Upon their arrival, they found that a 24-year-old man had been shot in the right leg, with the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) taking him to Mount Sinai Morningside-St. Luke’s Hospital in stable condition.
Amid an ongoing investigation, Declyn was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
He was taken into custody on Wednesday after a shooting (Picture: Getty)
It is not clear whether this was connected to the shooting.
Another man was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
This isn’t the first time that Declyn, a budding musician, has been in trouble with the law, as he was previously arrested in a stolen car in 2022.
He was found in the driver’s seat of an illegally double-parked Mercedes, and was later charged with ‘unauthorized use of a vehicle’.
Cyndi shares her son with husband David Thornton (Picture: Getty)
According to the New York Post, he appeared in court and pleaded guilty, before being ordered to complete five days of private community service.
Declyn has been in the public eye for years thanks to his mom’s incredible success, with her hits including Time After Time, True Colors and All Through The Night.
He followed in her musical footsteps by releasing his own music, with a catalog of songs such as Wavy, Blinds and Special Vibe.
He is set to follow in her musical footsteps (Picture: WireImage)
In a chat with Vanity Fair, Cyndi previously praised his efforts in the studio, telling the outlet last year: ‘My son went to good schools, but I missed out on a few things when I was on the road.
‘People said I was so career-driven, but once the kid came, I looked at how I can support everything: make a record, tour—and my husband would say, “Go to Europe, I’ve got him.”
‘I took my son on tour sometimes, but he needed his own space. And he makes music now. It’s more underground. He’s on SoundCloud and he’s a terrific artist.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted Cyndi Lauper’s reps for a comment.
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