WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City policeman accused in the apparently random shooting of a man in the suburbs told police after his arrest that he had downed 10 servings of beer and Irish whiskey, according to court papers released Thursday.
He also told police shortly after the shooting that he didn’t know what had happened, the documents say.
The papers were filed in conjunction with the indictment of Officer Brendan Cronin on charges of attempted murder, assault and drunken driving. The Westchester County district attorney said Cronin, 27, parked his car at an intersection in Pelham on April 29, just before midnight. He then approached a car that was stopped at a traffic light and allegedly fired about 14 shots, hitting the passenger six times.