Do you know them? Police Seek the Public’s Help in Locating Man and Woman Wanted for Questioning in Shooting

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NEWARK, NJ – The Newark Police Department are asking for information that can lead them to the whereabouts of two people wanted for a shooting on West Kinney Street this past fall.

Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara requests the public’s help in locating Lamont Purnell, 34, and Joy Farrell, 35, both wanted for questioning in connection with the investigation of a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Just after 6:10 p.m., police responded to a residence in the area of Irvine Turner Boulevard near West Kinney Street following a ShotSpotter notification. Detectives observed property damage to a residence in the area due to a shooting.

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As part of their investigation, police are seeking to question Purnell and Farrell regarding this incident. Purnell is described as 5’5” tall and 200 pounds. He has a bald head and brown eyes. Farrell is described as 5’9” tall and 220 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Director O’Hara urges anyone with information on the whereabouts of Purnell and/or Farrell 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 or through our Smartphone App on Apple’s App Store or Google Play. Search Newark Police Division to download the App. #newarknj#publicsafety#police#community#partnership#tips#CrimeStoppers#newjersey#cops

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