Off-Duty NYPD Cops Fires Gun During Fight With Another Woman: Prosecutors

The off-duty officer got into a fight with another woman, and police found shots fired into a car

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    An off-duty officer with the NYPD has been arrested in New Jersey for allegedly firing her gun during an altercation with another woman, the second time in a week an off-duty cop with the department has been arrested in a shooting. 

    The Somerset County prosecutor's office says 43-year-old Wanda Anthony of Staten Island was arrested Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault and unlawful weapons possession.

    Prosecutors say Anthony allegedly went to a Watchung residence with a man around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday and got into an altercation at the man's home with another woman. Police found shots fired into a car parked at the home.

    It's not immediately known if Anthony, who posted $60,000 bail, has an attorney.

    Police say Anthony was stopped in a vehicle after allegedly fleeing the scene. Police say she identified herself as an NYPD officer and refused a field sobriety test.

    She was initially arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated.

    A 27-year-old off-duty officer was arrested Tuesday night when he randomly opened fire at a passing car in Pelham. A passenger in the car was shot six times. 

    The officer, Brendan Cronin, was ordered to surrender his drivers license during a court appearance on Thurdsay. He's next due in court June 5.

    Last week, an NYPD detective was arrested on a drunk driving charge when he allegedly shot his partner in the wrist accidentally.

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