Man Surrenders in Shooting of Off-Duty NYPD Cop

Monday, Aug 13, 2012  |  Updated 6:22 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Man Surrenders in Shooting of Off-Duty Cop

Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office

Robert Dunbar

advertisement

Authorities in New Jersey say a man suspected of shooting and wounding an off-duty New York City police detective in Manalapan has surrendered.
 
Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni tells the Asbury Park Press that after a 20-hour manhunt, Robert Dunbar of Staten Island turned himself in late Saturday night. He faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose.
 
The prosecutor says Dunbar was taken to Monmouth County Correctional Institute in Freehold Township, with bail set at $500,000. There's no immediate word on whether he has an attorney.
 
The shooting happened Friday night at a Manalapan home. Authorities haven't released the NYPD officer's name or said why he was at the house.

An NYPD spokesman confirms the officer is assigned to the Brooklyn-based 63rd Precinct detective squad.

Police would not confirm the circumstances surrounding the incident, but a man who lives next door to the home where the officer was shot, told NBC 4 New York that the officer was caught up in a love triangle.

According to the neighbor, the unidentified officer was in the Manalapan home of a woman, when her estranged husband came home and allegedly fired at the officer.

The 15-year NYPD veteran suffered non-life threatening injuries and was released from the hospital Saturday, officials said.

Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Get our apps here and sign up for email newsletters here. Get breaking news delivered right to your phone -- just text NYBREAKING to 639710. For more info, text HELP. To end, text STOP. Message and data rates may apply.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out