Cyndi Lauper’s son arrested: Declyn ‘Dex’ Lauper, 26, taken in by police on gun possession charge in NYC after man found shot in leg

  • Son of 80s icon was NOT charged in connection with the shooting 
  • Dex also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance 
  • Cyndi Lauper’s hits include Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Time After Time and True Colors 

Declyn ‘Dex’ Lauper, the son of iconic singer Cyndi Lauper, was arrested in connection with criminal possession of a weapon and drugs in New York City Wednesday.

Dex, 26, was taken into custody after a shooting occurred in Harlem around 7:15 p.m. in the area near 135 W. 112th St., police told the New York Post, after a 24-year-old man was found shot in his leg near an apartment building.

Authorities took Dex into custody as they were investigating the shooting of the man, who was subsequently taken to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Dex as of Thursday evening had been slated for an arraignment at Manhattan Criminal Court, according to the outlet.  

Dailymail.com has reached out to Cyndi Lauper’s reps for further comment on the story. 

Declyn ‘Dex’ Lauper, 26, the son of iconic singer Cyndi Lauper, 70, was arrested in connection with criminal possession of a weapon and drugs in New York City Wednesday. Pictured in NYC in 2017 

Dex, 26, was taken into custody after a shooting occurred in Harlem around 7:15 p.m. in the area near 135 W. 112th St., police told the New York Post. Pictured in NYC last June

Dex, 26, was taken into custody after a shooting occurred in Harlem around 7:15 p.m. in the area near 135 W. 112th St., police told the New York Post. Pictured in NYC last June 

It was not immediately clear if Dex’s arrest had any link to the shooting, officials told the outlet.

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