Saturday, November 24, 2012

EPD Looking for Car, Suspects Involved in Homicide Case

The Easton Police Department says the suspects in a shooting
that took place in Southside Friday evening were traveling in
a black or dark-colored Honda Odyssey similiar to the one pictured
A black or dark colored Honda Oddyssey is likely to have been used as a getaway vehicle for two men suspected of shooting and killing Ervin Holton, 43, in Easton's Southside district Friday evening, police say.

The vehicle was seen travelling south on Smith Avenue, and then parked on the 200 block of Madison Street, the Easton Police Department said in a press release.

They added they believe two suspects then walked south on St. John's Street to St. Joseph Street to where Holton was shot multiple times and killed, and returned to the car taking the same route back.

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

Holton lived on the 100 block of South Ninth Street in the West Ward neighborhood of the city and was also  a DJ at Larry Holmes' restaurant.

The motive for Holton's killing is not known. Holmes told the Express-Times he is saddened and mystified by the murder.

Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek confirmed Holton's identity and has ruled his death a homicide earlier today.

The Easton Police Department is asking anybody that was traveling in this area on Friday, November 23 between 5:30 and 5:50 p.m. that may have seen the suspects or the suspects' vehicle to contact EPD detectives at 610-759-2200. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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