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Off duty NYPD officer indicted in Pelham shooting

WHITE PLAINS –Brendan Cronin, of Yonkers charged with attempted murder, other crimes, for incident on April 29

  • two counts of Attempted Murder, (felony)
  • two counts of Assault in the First Degree, (felony)
  • one count of Driving While Intoxicated, (misdemeanor)

Late on the night of April 29, 2014, Cronin, an off duty New York City Police Officer, was enroute home from City Island after spending a day of in-service training at the New York Police Department’s Firearms and Tactics Section at Rodman’s Neck in the Bronx. 

While his vehicle was parked in the vicinity of the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Lincoln Avenue, the defendant approached a vehicle occupied by two individuals that was stopped at a traffic light.  The defendant stood alongside the passenger side of the victims’ automobile and fired numerous shots from a 9mm semi-automatic handgun into the victims’ car. 

One victim, was shot six times suffered serious physical injuries, including but not limited to multiple gunshot wounds to his back, shoulder, arm and chest, injuries that required multiple surgeries.

The defendant then proceeded to leave the scene and was stopped a few blocks away by Pelham police and subsequently arrested.   Additionally, it was determined that he had been operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition.

Cronin was arraigned by felony complaint on April 29th, 2014. Bail was set at $150,000.  Arraignment on the indictment is pending.

He faces a maximum sentence of twenty five years in prison.