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Police Find Fired Round at Easton Homicide Scene

Court records say Easton police found round, victim's property, at site of South Side shooting.

Police Find Fired Round at Easton Homicide Scene

Easton police recovered a bullet at the scene of a fatal shooting last week on the city's South Side.

That's according to a search warrant returned today to District Judge John Capobianco in Nazareth, who approved the search this weekend.

The "fired round" was recovered at 147 W. St. Joseph St., where Ervin Holton, 43, was shot to death last week.

Police also found Holton's keys, headphones, and money at the scene, court records say.

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

He was a well-known, well-liked figure in the city, who hosted block parties for neighborhood kids.

"[D]ude would have went out of his way to help anyone," a reader wrote to the Easton Patch Twitter account Tuesday. "Just a good heart."

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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