Former NYPD Officer Awaits Sentencing For Shooting Two New Rochelle Residents

One person was seriously injured when the former officer fired his service weapon into the car 14 times. The officer pleaded guilty last week.

A former NYPD officer is scheduled to surrender in Westchester County Court this morning, where he is expected to be sentenced for drunkenly firing his service weapon into a vehicle.

Brendan Cronin, a Yonkers resident and former NYPD officer for six years, is expected to be taken into custody until December 2, when he will be sentenced for drunkenly firing his service weapon into the vehicle of two New Rochelle residents on April 29 of this year. Only one victim suffered serious physical injuries, including multiple gunshot wounds to his back, shoulder, arm, and chest.

Last Tuesday, September 22, Cronin pleaded guilty to two felony counts of attempted murder, two felony counts of first-degree assault, and a misdemeanor DWI charge.

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In April of last year, after a day of NYPD weapons training, Cronin pulled up to the car of Robert Borrelli and Joseph Felice at a red light on Sixth Avenue in Pelham and fired his 9mm semi-automatic handgun at least 14 times, six shots hitting Felice. Afterwards, the uninjured Borrelli drove Felice to the hospital, and Cronin was arrested a few blocks away by Pelham police.

According to the Journal News, Judge Barry Warhit stated that Cronin would receive nine years in prison at sentencing, however he faces a maximum of 25 years.

Additionally, Borrelli and Felice are filing lawsuits against Cronin and the NYPD totaling $90 million.

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