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NJ Firefighter Fired Gun in Dispute With Colleague: Authorities

A dispute between two New Jersey firefighters at the home where they both live ended with one firing a shot through the other man's apartment door, authorities said Thursday.

Newark firefighter Gamil Haidara faces several weapons charges. He's been suspended without pay.

The firefighters live in separate apartments at a building on Clifton Avenue. They were arguing late Tuesday night when Haidara allegedly pulled out a gun.

The victim ran into his apartment, and authorities say Haidara eventually fired one shot into the door before fleeing the building.

Two police officers who happened to be in the area saw Haidara running with a gun in his hand. He was soon arrested.

Haidara has been a city firefighter for eight years. He was being treated at a hospital for "unspecified symptoms," said officials, who declined further comment.

There was no indication he had obtained a lawyer who could comment on the charges. 

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