Cops responding to brawl kill Pace player

Police shot and killed a Pace University football player early Sunday morning as the student athlete tried to drive away from a noisy New York bar brawl at a popular campus hangout — and plowed into two cops, authorities said.

Danroy Henry, a defensive player and junior at the university’s Westchester County campus north of New York City, was shot around 1:19 a.m. outside Finnegan’s Grill located in an enclave in Mount Pleasant, N.Y.

Henry was at the wheel of his car with a passenger when cops flooded into the Town Center at Thornwood, shopping plaza — responding to a chaotic brawl that had spilled out into the front of the bar, cops said.

When an officer from Mount Pleasant knocked on the driver’s side window, Henry suddenly gunned his accelerator, plowing into a cop from nearby Pleasantville.

"With the Pleasantville officer clinging to the hood of the car, [the car] continued to accelerate; the Pleasantville officer then fired at the driver," a statement from Mount Pleasant police said.

"The suspect vehicle continued … heading directly toward another Mount Pleasant officer, who also fired at the vehicle. The vehicle then struck a parked Mount Pleasant police car coming to a stop."

Both Henry and his passenger were rushed to Westchester Medical Center, where Henry was pronounced dead. The passenger had only a "minor gunshot wound," the statement said.

Two officers were treated for injuries, including broken bones, and two others for trauma, authorities said.

"The Pace community is deeply saddened by the news that a Pace University student Danroy Henry was shot and killed by a Pleasantville police officer during an incident outside a Thornwood bar early Sunday morning," the university said in a statement.

"We extend the deepest sympathies of our community to Mr. Henry’s family and friends. We are working with the police investigation and as appropriate will share more information when it becomes available."