Ex-NYC cop pleads guilty to randomly firing 14 shots at car

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Posted: Sep 22, 2015 11:44 AM

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York City police officer has pleaded guilty to charges he randomly fired 14 shots into another car after downing 10 alcoholic beverages while off-duty.

Brendan Cronin pleaded guilty Tuesday in Westchester County to attempted murder, assault and drunken driving.

Prosecutors say Joseph Felice and Robert Borrelli were stopped at a red light in Pelham on April 29, 2014, when Cronin started firing at them.

Felice was hit six times in the back, shoulder, arm and chest. The bullets missed Borrelli.

According to court documents, the 28-year-old Cronin told police he'd had 10 drinks of beer and whiskey before the shooting.

The Yonkers resident is expected to be sentenced to nine years in state prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 29.