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Man Killed on Easton's South Side

Police say 44-year-old New York City man shot and killed at McKeen and Nesquehoning.

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a New York City man on Easton's South Side Sunday night.

The 44-year-old man's body was at the intersection of Nesquehoning and McKeen streets around 9:30 a.m., according to Lt. Matthew Gerould.

Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek has ruled the death a homicide, but is waiting to notify the man's next of kin before releasing his name, police said.

Police are seeking a vehicle that may have fled from the scene -- possibly moving west on Nesquehoning and then west again on Canal Street. 

Anyone with any information on the case should call Inspector Daniel Reagan at 610-250-6796 or 610-759-2200

This was the second homicide on Easton's South Side in a little over a week, and the fifth overall for the city in 2012. 

  • On November 23, a man named Ervin Holton was shot and killed about eight blocks from the scene of Sunday's shooting. His funeral service was held Saturday. 
  • In April, a man named Matthew Kelly, a 20-year-old Nazareth native, was shot and killed in the West Ward. His death is still under investigation. 
  • In early July, Easton resident William Thompson, 43, died after being stabbed several times on the 600 block of Ferry Street. Police have , with criminal homicide in Thompson's death.
  • A few weeks after Thompson's death, West Ward resident George Jeter was shot and killed on S. 14th Street. Naheem Adams, 20, has been charged in his death.
Ronnie DelBacco December 03, 2012 at 01:40 PM
"Cleaner and Safer ?" So, when does this plan kick in? Until it does, should we stay in at night? Should we avoid the front porch and chatting with neighbors? Sarcasm aside, 5 homicides sounds like a low number in a city with about 27K residents....until you ask the family members of the victims what they think. If, and I repeat IF, these 5 homicides are somehow ruled that the shooters and victims knew each other (or knew of each other) and were drug or gang related, that doesn't make any innocent bystander feel any safer. Even the most vigilant and aware citizen can't foresee being hit by a stray bullet.
Horv Paul December 03, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Try this again... Last night , West Ward, 11th n Jackson st. 5 shots rang out.... Called police... They said it was fire works... I am a gun owner 22 years.. I am not stupid..

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