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Police Search Home in South Side Homicide

Court records show Easton police searched residence where city DJ was gunned down.

Easton police offered new details about the death of a popular local DJ shot and killed Friday on the city's South Side.

According to court records, a search warrant was served Sunday night at 147 W. St. Joseph St., where the body of Ervin Holton was found by officers responding to the report of gunfire. The warrant was approved by on-duty District Judge John Capobianco in Nazareth.

It indicates that Holton was found in the front doorway of the home, and that officers could see blood inside the three-story brick residence. Two women were home at the time, police said.

In the warrant, police say there were looking for bullets, casings, guns, ammunition, gunshot residue, blood, DNA, trace evidence "and anything else that could be associated with firing a gun and a shooting occurring."

Holton -- who was known as DJ E, or just E -- had worked as a DJ for Larry Holmes' Ringside Restaurant. 

City police are looking for a car and two men in connection with the shooting.

The black/dark colored Honda Odyssey had traveled south on Smith Avenue and parked in the 200 block of Madison Street, police said. Two suspects then walked south on St. Johns Street to St. Joseph Street to the crime scene and returned the same way.

The vehicle fled the area, possibly west on Madison Street.

The first suspect is described as a tall, thin black male wearing a hooded sweatshirt/jacket and dark clothing.

The second suspect is described as a shorter, thin black male also wearing dark clothing and possibly a hooded sweatshirt/jacket.

Police are asking anybody traveling in this area Friday between 5:30 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. who may have seen the suspects or van to contact detectives at 610-250-6637 or 610-759-2200.

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