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Man Charged with Attempted Murder of NYPD Officer Posted Bail, Released

Robert Dunbar was released from Monmouth County Correctional Institute on Aug. 20.

Robert Dunbar, a Manalapan man accused of shooting an off-duty New York city police officer last month, posted bail on Aug. 20 and was released from Monmouth County Correctional Institute. Dunbar allegedly shot the officer after finding him in his Taylors Mills Road home with his estranged wife on Aug. 10.

According to court documents, Dunbar obtained the gun from the police officer and shot three rounds, striking the man once in the back.

Dunbar initially evaded police after the shooting, but surrendered to authorities the next day. He was arrested and placed in Monmouth County Correctional Institute on $500,000 bail with no 10 percent chase bond.

Dunbar had his initial appearance in front of Judge Ronald Reisner in Monmouth County Superior Court on Aug. 13 where he plead not guilty to five charges: attempted murder, possession of a fire arm for an unlawful purpose,  aggravated assault, aggravated assault by pointing a firearm, and aggravated assault by second degree.

Reisner did not reduce Dunbar’s bail on Aug. 13.

According to Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Director of Investigations Marc Lemieux, Judge John T. Mullaney of Monmouth County Superior Court reviewed Dunbar’s bail on Aug. 20 and ordered it to remain as set.

Dunbar posted bail that same day and was released from Monmouth County Correctional Institute. As of now there are no scheduled court appearances for Dunbar, Lemieux said. The next course of action is for the state to present the case to the Monmouth County Grand Jury. Lemieux said he assumes this will occur over the next several months.

anne onymous September 20, 2012 at 08:50 PM
They were separated. He had a restraining order against him. He broke into his own house and shot his estranged wife's boyfriend. The officer was married as well. No party was "the good guy" in this case.
anne onymous September 20, 2012 at 08:51 PM
You're missing the fact that Dunbar didnt live there anymore. His wife kicked him out months ago hence the "estranged". I really wish people would get all the facts too. unfortunately, I know these people. He really shouldnt have been let out of jail.
wickets September 23, 2012 at 12:21 PM
"it was the officer's gun, which may I repeat was in bed with the wife!" manalapans version of a 3 sum?
Tx September 26, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Is there someone how would check if a NY Cop can carry a gun in NJ????
webby September 28, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Wife might have kicked him out but it was STILL his house.Years ago woman did not bring men in their homes to sleep with while still married.If a woman did that she lost the rights to her children.Maybe they fought over the gun and it was in self defense,maybe he was threatened.Just because the man cheating on his wife with someone elses (still)wife was a cop does not mean he was in the right.Some cops are great and some are like this one.Just saying............. Is there a defense? I would like to donate to it.Oh and I am a woman by the way.

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