It was early Sunday morning when a fight broke out involving several men behind The Tavern on Main Street.

Lt. Paul Edwards with the Bangor Police Department says when a woman tried to break up the fight she got socked in the face and in an attempt to defend her, another man gave foot chase through downtown and that's when things got really tense.

Lt. Edwards says at some point during the foot chase the man chasing the assault suspect reports he turned and fired at gun either directly at him or above his head.

The man who allegedly fired the shot is described as an African-American male, medium to heavy build, wearing glasses with either a black or blue ball cap with NY on it.

Lt. Edwards says it’s unclear if the victim and suspect knew each other and police are not releasing information on the type of handgun used in the incident.

If you know something about this fight or suspect you’re asked to contact the Bangor Police Department and they do have an anonymous tip line. (207) 947-7382 Press 6.