Kareem Alleyne, the 35-year-old East Germantown man suspected of fatally striking an off-duty police officer with his car Sunday night, has been released on bail.
Court records indicate that Alleyne’s bail was posted after a preliminary arraignment at 9:46 p.m. Monday. Bail was set at $150,000, but a 10-percent requirement to secure his pre-trial freedom means that $15,000 was posted.
No defense attorney was listed on the court documents, but a hearing was scheduled for Aug. 1.
Officer Marc Brady, 32, was riding a bicycle near the intersection of Musgrave Street and Meehan Avenue in Mt. Airy around 11:31 p.m. Sunday when he was allegedly intentionally struck by a white Acura. He was transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was declared dead at 12:05 a.m. Monday.
At a Monday afternoon press conference in the Roundhouse lobby, Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Homicide Division Capt. James Clark said Alleyne is currently dating Brady’s ex-girlfriend, police said.
Clark stated that Brady was riding toward his ex-girlfriend’s home when Alleyne, driving the other direction on Musgrave Street, veered to hit him head-on just before 11:40 p.m.
Brady and Allenye “had bad blood between them,” said Clark, who also noted that investigators “believe it was a chance encounter” on Sunday night.
Allenye is charged with vehicular homicide and involuntary manslaughter.