NYPD officer Brendan Crorin charged in shooting in Pelham
PELHAM - Police say an off-duty NYPD officer was involved in an overnight shooting in Pelham.
Police say gunfire broke out at around midnight in the area of Lincoln and Sixth avenues. They say the officer, 27-year-old Brendan Crorin, unloaded more than a dozen rounds at the victim.
Authorities say the incident took place when a second car pulled next to Crorin's at a red light. They say Crorin then opened fire at the adjacent vehicle, hitting the 47-year-old passenger six times in the arm, hand and torso. The victim was driven to Sound Shore Hospital in New Rochelle, where he was questioned by police.
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Police say Crorin may have also been driving under the influence, but he refused to take a brethlyzer test after being pulled over roughly a quarter mile away from the incident.
Officials say when Crorin was pulled over he was pointing his firearm out of the driver's side window, and he had to be told several times to lower it.
The victim told the police he was behind the wheel at the time of the shooting.
Police say there is no insight as to why the officer allegedly shot at the victim.
Crorin has been charged with first-degree assault and is being transferred to Westchester County Jail. NYPD's internal affairs is also investigating the incident.
The victim is in stable condition.