Police Investigate Fatal Shooting On East Side

From public safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer:

Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at the corner of William and Ogden streets Friday night. Police responded to the location shortly after 6 p.m. and found an adult male who had been shot. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“Detectives are at the scene collecting evidence and interviewing potential witnesses,” said police spokesman William Kaempffer. “The investigation is in its early stages. We are asking for the community’s help. We can’t and won’t tolerate senseless gun violence in our neighborhoods. Our kids and families come first.”

The victim has been identified as Jose Lebron, 28.

Police recovered a weapon and other evidence at the scene. The weapon was determined to be a facsimile. Police located the victim’s car nearby.

“This is a very active investigation,” said Kaempffer. “Investigators are working hard to identify the gunman.”

The homicide was the first in 2015. Violent crime continues to decrease across city, as efforts to crack down on gun crime drove violence to its lowest level 40 years.

“A man lost his life tonight, and we’re asking the community to help us identify who did this. His family deserves justice. As a community, we need to take action against gun violence.”


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