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NEWARK -- Police are seeking a City man wanted for allegedly beating a woman on Friday and then shooting at a group of men that authorities believe filmed the assault.
Akim Fairley, 26, is wanted for allegedly "punching a woman near the intersection of Thomas and Brunswick streets," according to a statement from the Newark Department of Public Safety.
After noticing a group of men in a parked car who "appeared to be filming the assault with their cellphones," Fairley reportedly "drew a gun and fired at the men" and then quickly fled in a vehicle, the statement said, citing witness accounts.
Officials noted that there was no evidence to indicate the gunfire struck any of the men or the vehicle.
After an investigation, authorities were able to ascertain Fairley was the gunman, according to the statement.
Police have issued a warrant for his arrest on charges of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.
His bail has been set at $100,000.
Authorities are also asking for the men at whom Fairely allegedly fired the shots to contact police, as officials said they may be able to assist in the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information on Fairley's whereabouts or about the investigation can contact the Department's 24-hour, toll-free Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS(1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867). All Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward, police said.
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