Suspect in Philadelphia police officer’s death posts bail

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.

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