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Michael Cerrato, 29, was arrested on Saturday.
A Pomona man who’s accused of firing a gun on an upstate road over the weekend has been suspended from his job as a New York Metropolis police officer.
The NYPD stated Michael Cerrato, 29, has been suspended with out pay. Cerrato was arrested in Auburn on Saturday night after police said he fired two shots toward an occupied car.
Cerrato faces a felony charge of first-degree reckless endangerment and a misdemeanor charge of second-degree menacing. He was arraigned in Auburn City Court and appeared there again today. He is being held at the Cayuga County jail.
ARREST: Pomona man, NYPD officer accused of reckless shooting
Auburn police said they responded to 19 Dill St. at 11:24 p.m. Saturday for a report of shots fired. Officers found Cerrato standing in the street, police said, and witnesses identified him as the man who fired the shots.
Cerrato cooperated and told officers that he had a gun on him, police said. Officers found him with a .9-mm Glock handgun, which he legally possessed, police said, and determined that he fired two shots toward an occupied car.
Police did not say why Cerrato fired the bullets, which did not hit anyone or the car.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Auburn police at 315-255-4706 or 315-253-3231. All callers may remain anonymous.
Cerrato has been an NYPD officer since January 2015, according to his LinkedIn profile. He is also a human resources specialist with the New York Army National Guard and a paramedic with Rockland Mobile Care, and previously worked as a paramedic with Empress Emergency Medical Services, according to his profile.
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