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Suspect Charged In Deadly Erie Shooting

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An Erie man is dead, and another is charged with his murder.
This, after a Sunday night shooting on Erie's east side.

After an autopsy Monday afternoon, investigators say the murder victim died of one bullet wound to his lower back.
Monday evening, police charged the suspect they'd been interrogating throughout the day, 60-year-old Kenneth Ellis of Erie.

A judge arraigned Ellis on charges including homicide, aggravated assault, and carrying a firearm without a license.

The victim has been identified as 37-year old Stevenson Jordan.
The coroner ruled his death a homicide, due to one gunshot wound.

The shooting happened around 10:15 Sunday night in the area of east 23rd and German streets.
Police got to the scene and found Jordan had been shot. Emergency crews rushed him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the shooting stemmed from a fight.
Jordan was in a relatives house nearby, when he left the home and encountered Ellis outside in the street.
Police say Ellis fired off over a dozen rounds.

Investigators recovered 14 spent shell casings at the scene, all reportedly from the same gun. Detectives say Ellis did know Jordan, but the criminal complaint didn't provide a motive.

"The preliminary investigation indicates that Mr. Jordan was involved in some sort of altercation outside near the street that led to several shots being fired at him," said Erie Police Chief Randy Bowers.

Jordan death is the 5th homicide in the city of Erie this year.

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