A retired New York City police officer has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he kicked down the door of his estranged wife’s Long Island home, pulled out a gun and shot her five times.
The woman survived but remains hospitalized.
Forty-three-year-old Darryl Fowler was ordered held on $1 million bail or $2 million bond during a Saturday court appearance in Central Islip.
He faces charges including attempted murder and criminal use of a weapon.
Prosecutors say that after shooting his wife at her Middle Island home on Tuesday, Fowler tried to drive away. Instead, he sideswiped an ambulance driving to his wife’s house.
Fowler’s attorney says his client was a NYPD officer for 10 years and has no prior criminal history.
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