Corrections officer accused in shooting appears briefly in court

The state corrections officer who allegedly opened fire on a Cortlandt street this weekend made a brief five-minute appearance in court today.

Police say Richard Kraemer randomly began firing while walking down Young Street on Saturday. They say he fired at least 20 rounds, seven of which ended up in one home.

One of the rounds struck a neighbor, who was sitting in his house, in the leg. The victim, who is expected to be OK, was treated at Westchester County Medical Center.

Investigators say that Kraemer has been on disability for six months and could have suffered a mental breakdown.

Kraemer has been charged with assault, criminal use of a firearm, menacing a police officer, and criminal mischief.

He is expected back in court Friday.

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