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NYPD Officer Accused of Shooting Man in Westchester County

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PELHAM, N.Y. - An New York City police officer is under arrest, accused of shooting a man in Westchester County.

Pelham police say 27-year-old Officer Brendan Cronin fired at least 13 times at a car parked at a stoplight near the Pelham-New Rochelle border.

Officials say a passenger was hit six times.

He's being treated for his injuries.

Authorities say Cronin had his hazard lights on and waved his gun outside his car window as officers pulled him over after a short chase.

He refused a breathalyzer test.

Cronin has been charged with assault and has been suspended without pay.

He works in the 46th Precinct in the Bronx and was off-duty at the time.

The incident comes after another off-duty police officer in Queens shot his partner in the arm, allegedly while intoxicated.

Police Commissioner William Bratton said the incidents are on his radar.

"We are always concerned about any of our officers in off-duty activities that result in criminal activity," Bratton said. "At the same time, we're very concerned with a number of reports. I personally am very disturbed about the number of incidents in recent weeks that are part of a longer-term problem of inappropriate use of alcohol by members of the department, members of the service."

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