An 18-year-old man is expected to be arraigned today on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly firing a gun into a Bayview district police officer’s car last month as the cop was leaving work.
According to prosecutors, Officer Christopher Dunne was leaving Bayview Police Station in his personal vehicle at about midnight on Aug. 24 when he felt two gunshots hit the back of the vehicle. Dunne, who was off duty at the time, was not injured.
Anthony Patton, who is believed to have fired the shots, was arrested Sept. 19. In addition to attempted murder, he is facing charges of assault on a police officer with a semi-automatic firearm, assault with a semi-automatic firearm, and illegal possession of a firearm by a person on probation.
If convicted of the charges, Patton could face 35 years to life in prison, prosecutors said.