NYPD Officer Who May Have Shot New Rochelle Man Released On Bail

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Brendan Cronin, 27, allegedly shot Joseph Felice, a New Rochelle resident on his way home with a friend, six times from his car Tuesday night.
Brendan Cronin, 27, allegedly shot Joseph Felice, a New Rochelle resident on his way home with a friend, six times from his car Tuesday night. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Pelham Village Police Department

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The NYPD officer and Yonkers resident suspected to be responsible for what authorities called a "dangerous," and "bizarre," shooting in Pelham Wednesday night was released on bail from Westchester County Jail on Thursday.

Brendan Cronin, 27, allegedly shot Joseph Felice, a New Rochelle resident on his way home with a friend, six times from his car Tuesday night. 

He was charged with first degree assault in Pelham Town Court Thursday night after being released on a $250,000 bond. According to court officials, he was also ordered to surrender his driver's license as condition of his bail. 

Felice, who is in stable condition at Montefiore Medical Center, was shot six times in the torso, arm and hand while riding as a passenger in a car on his way to his home in New Rochelle.

Cronin allegedly opened fire, unprovoked, on the car when it came to a stop at a traffic light at Lincoln and 6th Avenue around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The weapon used was a 9mm Glock, which is Cronin's NYPD-issued weapon. 

According to multiple reports, New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton told reporters Wednesday afternoon that the officer had been drinking. However, Cronin declined a breathalyzer test at the time of his arrest.

Cronin's next court appearance is scheduled for June 5. 

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And how is it the pelham police Chief blocked the the media From the court house

Being a cop he knows right from wrong and the law more so then others his punishment should harsh like let's say death sentence or at the very least life to rot in prison in general population . Too bad he didn't raise his gun to the problem

Too bad he didn't raise him gun to the pelham cop. So Dont waist anymore time on him let's not drop the ball on this chief

With all those irrefutable "allegations" how did this psycho dangerous piece of human detritus get bail???

There are so many thug cops today. Pathetic, and unsafe to the public.