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Newark Police Search for Man Wanted for Questioning in Shooting Investigation


Newark Police officials request the public's help locating Anthony Phelps, 38, of Newark, wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting that occurred on Friday, July 15.

According to police, at approximately 6:53 p.m., police responded to Avon and Hillside avenues on a ShotSpotter alert. 

Responding officers located an adult female victim who had been shot. The victim was transported to University Hospital for treatment and is reportedly in stable condition.

Police said that Detectives investigating this incident seek the public's help locating Phelps for questioning. 

According to police, he is described as 5'6" tall and 180 pounds. He has a medium brown complexion, black hair, and brown eyes.

Newark Police officials urge anyone with information about the whereabouts of Anthony Phelps to call the Division'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.

Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division's website at: