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Accused NYC Teenage Cop Shooter Released on Bond

The teenager, who was on probation on a gun charge, is accused of shooting a cop in the leg during a Jan. 18 scuffle

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The teenager accused of shooting an NYPD officer in the Bronx earlier this month, while already on probation on another gun charge, has been released from custody on bond.

Camrin Williams, 16, is accused of shooting a cop in the leg during a scuffle on Jan. 18; Officer Kaseem Pennan was treated and released within hours. (Though a minor, NBC New York is naming Williams because he is charged as an adult and the case records are public.)

Williams was arrested on weapons charges at just 14 years old and had been placed on probation on a gun charge just last month.

But court records indicate the teen was released Thursday after posting bond.

Mayor Eric Adams, in a statement, said Williams' release was "further proof that our current system is failing us."

Police unions had previously blasted the judge for even setting bail in the case, accusing him of "putting cops and New Yorkers in danger." The Police Benevolent Association, which represents uniformed cops, doubled down after the alleged shooter got out.

“If anybody wants to know why we have a crisis of violence in this city, or why we’re about to bury two hero police officers, look no further than this disgraceful bail release," union president Pat Lynch said in a statement.

News of his release came just hours before the funeral for NYPD Officer Jason Rivera, who was shot and killed just three days after the alleged Bronx assault. Rivera's partner Wilbert Mora, killed in the same incident, will have his funeral next Wednesday.

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