NYPD Officer Brendan Cronin, accused of shooting man in Pelham while off duty, out on bail
PELHAM - An NYPD officer accused of shooting a man in Pelham while off duty appeared before a judge tonight and was released on bail.
Officer Brendan Cronin, 27, has been charged with felony assault. He posted bail Thursday afternoon. His driver's license was suspended as part of his bail agreement.
Police say Cronin, who has been with the NYPD for six years, was off duty late Tuesday night when he randomly shot a stranger in Pelham. Cronin allegedly fired 13 shots at a man who had pulled up in a car next to his, hitting him six times. NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says it appears Cronin was also drunken driving. Pelham police say he refused to take a breathalyzer test and that he may also be charged with driving under the influence.
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The victim, a 47-year-old New Rochelle resident, is expected to be OK. Cronin has been suspended for 30 days without pay and is due in court June 5.