Man Surrenders in Shooting of Off-Duty NYPD Cop

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    Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
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    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.

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