Victims plan $90M suit against off-duty NY officer in unprovoked shooting
NEW YORK (AP/PIX) — Lawyers for two men who were shot at multiple times, allegedly by an off-duty New York officer, say they’re filing lawsuits worth a total of $90 million over the apparently random incident.
Lawyers for Joseph Felice said Tuesday they have filed a notice of claim against Officer Brendan Cronin, Police Commissioner William Bratton and the police department.
Police in suburban Pelham said Cronin apparently fired his Glock 9 millimeter service weapon randomly on April 29.
They said Cronin shot the 47-year-old Felice six times, hitting him twice in the chest.
Felice’s lawsuit would seek $60 million. Another prospective lawsuit in the case — filed by Felice’s friend who was behind the wheel when the bullets started flying but who was not shot — will seek $30 million.
A spokesman for the Westchester County district attorney said he could not comment on whether a grand jury is hearing the case against Cronin.
The New York City Law Department declined to comment on the case.