A Tri-State love triangle turned violent, after a New Jersey man shot a pantsless NYPD detective after he stumbled upon the NYC cop in bed with his wife.
According to the NYPost:
Detective Louis Pepe, a 16-year NYPD veteran assigned to the 63rd Precinct in Flatlands, was “grazed” by the bullets Friday night inside the house on a tree-lined street in Manalapan, a source said.
Pepe, who lives on Staten Island with his own wife, was treated at a hospital and released soon after the 11:30 p.m. shooting, authorities said.
Robert Dunbar, 35, who happened to be staying on Staten Island while separated from Deborah Dunbar and their kids, allegedly barged through the back door and ran into his wife.
He turned violent after spotting Pepe in his compromising position, a law-enforcement source said.
“Robert lunged after him, trying to fight him — and a three-way struggle ensued,” the source explained. “They all fell to the ground. That’s when he reached for the officer’s .38-caliber and pumped a few rounds after him.
“After he fired the shots, he fled.”
Dunbar turned himself in late Saturday night and faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose.
Dunbar was taken to Monmouth County Correctional Institute in Freehold Township and his bail was set at $500,000.
Dunbar and his wife have two children, a son and two daughters, all under the age of six.