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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.

Man Killed on Easton's South Side

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.

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