Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Southside Shooting Victim Identified, Police Still Investigating

Paul A. Murray, 44, was a cook
for Jah's Five Star Restaurant
on Northampton Street
The Northampton County Coroner's office has identified the man shot and killed in Easton's Southside district Sunday night as Paul A. Murray, 44.

Authorities have ruled Murray's death a homicide.

Easton Police say they are continuing to investigate and are searching for suspects.

Unspecified additional information has been learned, they report, and Easton Police are asking from assistance from the public to help solve the crime and bring the perpetrator(s) to justice.

Police say they are looking for a light colored vehicle that fled the area after the shooting, possibly a silver or white Dodge Stratus that was seen in the area at the approximate time of Murray's death.

Police believe two suspects in Murray's
death escaped in a car similar to this one.
The vehicle was  possibly headed west on Nesquehoning Street to west on Canal Street, at about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Two black males were believed to be occupying this vehicle, police said.

"If anyone heard or saw anything, or has any information please contact us," said Easton Inspector Daniel Reagan, adding that anyone who wishes may remain anonymous.

To submit information relating to Murray's death, call Reagan at 610-250-6796 or 610-759-2200.

While official records indicate Murray was a resident of New York City, he was not a stranger to Easton and had lived locally in the city for the last few years.

Murray, a native of Jamaica, was a cook at Jah's Five Star Restaurant on Northampton Street and a familiar face to those that live in the neighborhood. 

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Marleen, and eight children--four sons that live at home and another four daughters who live in Jamaica.

Services for Murray are set for Friday in the Strunk Funeral Home, 602 W. Berwick St. Calling hours are also Friday, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home.

Those that wish to offer on-line condolences can do so at Memorials may be made to the family, in care of the funeral home.

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