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ALERT: Man Wanted for Shooting at Police in Downtown Newark


A man who fired a gun in the direction of police near a store in the city's downtown district has police on the search.

According to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, an arrest warrant has been issued for **Keith J. Godbolt, 43, of Newark,** for aggravated assault against a police officer that occurred on November 11, 2016.

Director Ambrose said, Godbolt is wanted for shooting at a police officer who interrupted a robbery at **Jakie’s Kids Clothing Store, located at 715 Broad Street**.

He remains at large while his two accomplices have been apprehended Director Ambrose said.

While police are actively seeking Godbolt, they seek the public’s assistance in quickly locating and removing him from our streets.

**He is considered armed and dangerous according to Director Ambrose**.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about **Keith J. Godbolt** to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

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