Brooklyn man admits to gun charge in S.I. car stop; charges to be dropped against two pals

Cops found a loaded gun in a car in which the three men were riding in May 2020, said police.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — It was a split decision of sorts for three men from Brooklyn who were busted two years ago and charged with gun possession after a car stop in Mariners Harbor.

Daniel McGrath, 52, will end up with a felony conviction after pleading guilty on Monday to criminal firearm possession stemming from the May 12, 2020 arrest.

However, all charges against his pals, Patrick Homan, 35, and James Moran, 51, will be dropped based on McGrath’s admission to owning the gun.

Police said the defendants’ vehicle was stopped at around 10:49 p.m. in the vicinity of Maple Parkway and Forest Avenue.

Officers seized a Smith & Wesson SD9 VE handgun, bullets and a magazine from inside the car, said police.

Afterward, a Twitter post by the NYPD’s 121st Precinct praised the cops for the arrests and the recovery of a loaded gun.

The defendants were later indicted on gun-possession and firearm-possession charges.

In exchange for his guilty plea, McGrath will be sentenced to a conditional discharge on April 18 in state Supreme Court, St. George.

Justice Alexander Jeong told Homan and Moran he would dismiss the charges against them after McGrath is sentenced, provided there are no complications.

Attorney Lance Lazzaro represents McGrath.

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