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Man Accused of Shooting NYPD Officer in Manalapan Indicted on Attempted Murder

Robert Dunbar was indicted on five different counts for allegedly shooting an off-duty NYPD detective in a Manalapan home.

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.

isaac February 27, 2013 at 02:27 AM
All I'm going to say is that Mr Dunbar will get a life sentence for attempted murder, to an officer who himself was married at the time, what a pig of an officer! Mr Dunbar should have finished the job...
Mike February 27, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Just out of curiosity, did the cop ever buy the car he was shopping for at 11PM in Mr. Dunbar's bed with Mr. Dunbar's wife?
anonymous March 02, 2013 at 02:21 AM
Bob should be acquitted of all charges, the cop is a snake and a terrible liar who committed adultery and is getting away with it because he has a badge, the cop should be indicted on endangering the welfare of a child by having a loaded gun with children in the house, by the way Mrs.Dunbar/ O'Driscoll is my cousin and everyone in my family is on Bobs side
Rebecca April 24, 2013 at 10:02 PM
The cop in question (and I speak from an informed perspective, knowing mr pepe personally) certainly did not deserve to die, but there is no doubt about the fact that he is a lying, adulterous, corrupt disgrace of an officer. The fact that he has a daughter who will have to be raised by such an immoral human being is a travesty.
Clarence Oveur April 24, 2013 at 11:43 PM
This case is a perfect example of why everyone should undergo marksmanship training before handling a firearm.

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