Robert Dunbar, of Staten Island, was indicted by the Monmouth County Grand Jury for allegedly shooting New York Police Department Detective Louis Pepe in his estranged wife’s home last August.
Dunbar, 35, was indicted on burglary, aggravated assault, aggravated assault by pointing a firearm, attempted murder, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
According to the indictment issued by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Dunbar illegally entered the Taylors Mills Road home belonging to his estranged wife and while doing so inflicted bodily harm to both his wife and the off-duty police officer. The aggravated assault count stated that Dunbar caused serious bodily injury “under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life”.
Dunbar also pointed a firearm at his wife and the police officer without knowledge of whether it was loaded, as the firearm was owned by Pepe, police said. Dunbar reportedly shot three rounds at Pepe and he sustained one gunshot wound to the back of the shoulder, court documents revealed.
The Grand Jury found there was enough evidence to indict Dunbar on attempted murder saying that he purposely attempted to kill Pepe, according to the indictment.
. He was remanded in Monmouth County Correctional Institute for nearly a month and plead not guilty to these five charges in Monmouth County Superior Court on Aug. 13.