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ALERT: Woman Wanted for Newark South Ward Shooting


Police officials in Newark request the public’s help in locating Ms. Yassirrah D. Lyles, 28, of Newark, who is being sought for questioning in connection with a shooting that occurred on Thursday, August 19.

Police said at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Seymour Avenue on a call of shots fired.

The responding unit said they located property damage in the area, but no one has been reported injured.

Detectives investigating this incident are seeking to question Lyles regarding this incident.

She is described as 5’7” tall and approximately 245 lbs. She has a medium complexion, black/brown hair and brown eyes. 

Director O’Hara urges anyone with information about the whereabouts of Yassirrah D. Lyles to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).

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