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NYPD officer on leave after shots fired, handgun recovered in Auburn

Michael Cerrato/Auburn Police Department{ }

An officer in the New York Police Department has been placed on leave following a shots fired incident in Auburn over the weekend, the department confirms.

Auburn Police recovered a handgun after reports of shots fired on Dill Street in Auburn on Saturday night, police said.

Michael Cerrato of Pomona, was arrested and charged with Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree and Menacing in the Second Degree, according to Auburn Police.

Police arrived to 19 Dill Street at 11:24 p.m. Saturday, and found Cerrato standing in the middle of the road, police said.

Cerrato fired two rounds from the handgun in the direction of an occupied vehicle, according to police.

However, the rounds did not strike the vehicle and the occupant was not injured, police said.

Cerrato was arraigned in Auburn City Court and sent to the Cayuga County Jail.

He did legally possess the handgun he fired rounds from, police said. The NYPD says he is currently suspended without pay.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Coopper at 315-255-4706 or 315-253-3231. All callers may remain anonymous.

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