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Easton Police ID homicide suspect

By Catherine Hawley, Reporter, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 27 2012 10:55:06 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 30 2012 04:26:52 AM CDT

Easton Homicide

EASTON, Pa. -

Easton Police are hunting for a killer Saturday night after a man was shot dead on a city street in the West Ward.

Officials say they are looking for Naheem Adams. He has been charged with the shooting death of 28-year-old George Jeter. Adams is still on loose and is considered armed and dangerous. 

This is Easton's third homicide for the year and investigators have been working all day to find Adams.

This was scene Friday night near 14th and Butler streets in Easton. Police were called to the area around 9 p.m. for reports of shots fired. Once they arrived they found a man shot to death lying on the ground in a breezeway between houses.

"There was a male individual who died as result of gunshot wounds," said Northampton County Coroner Zach Lysek. "The manner of death in this case was ruled a homicide."

For hours police combed through the scene, looking for evidence and doing interviews. Now they want your help to find the gunman.

Adams is described as a tall approximately 6 foot to 6 foot 2 black male, light-skinned complexion, possibly with corn rows or braids.

He says the shooter was wearing navy blue or black clothing.

"May have fled down Elm Street, possibly left on Elm Street."

Investigators believe the trigger man may have hid from police in garages and alleyways in the 1300 block of Elm Street.

If anyone saw anything suspicious in the area from 9-11 p.m. Friday, you can call Easton detectives at 610-250-6634.