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Services for Ervin Holton Scheduled Saturday

Police still investigating Easton man's fatal shooting. Parolee arrested a few blocks from the scene Tuesday.

Services for Ervin Holton Scheduled Saturday

Funeral services for Ervin Holton -- the man shot and killed in Easton last week -- have been scheduled for Saturday.

The service will happen at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Greater Shiloh Church, according to Easton's Ashton Funeral Home. Friends can meet with the family at the church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

You can also leave condolences at the funeral home website.

Meanwhile, a parolee arrested a few blocks away from the scene of the killing on Tuesday morning will be questioned about Holton's death, the Express-Times reported citing "law enforcement sources."

The newspaper said Clifford Ransom, Jr. -- who was picked up at Frederick and Nesquehoning streets -- had been in state prison for a 2009 shooting in the city.

Lt. Matthew Gerould told Patch that Ransom, 35, was arrested on a parole violation, but did not know the nature of the violation. He said police had gotten a tip about Ransom's whereabouts.

Gerould declined to say whether Ransom was a suspect in Holton's death.

"We're still investigating, we're still exploring leads, but we're not releasing anything that could hurt the integrity of the investigation," he said.

Holton, 43, of the S. Ninth Street, Easton, died of multiple gunshot wounds after being shot on the 100 block of W. St. Joseph Street.

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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