Kenyan man shot, killed in Bethlehem, PA
Ian Juma was pronounced dead just after midnight at St. Luke’s University Hospital-Fountain Hill. The shooting was reported near Eighth Avenue and West Union Boulevard — close to the Rose Garden.
Authorities released no details. Bethlehem police said only that officers were called to 744 Eighth Ave. at 10:18 p.m. Saturday.
At Juma’s apartment at 3117 East Blvd., no one was home Sunday evening. Neighbor Theresa Rivera said Juma lived there with his girlfriend, Jasmine Brown, and their 2-year-old son.
“He was a very caring, loving father, who was very good to her,” said Rivera, who works with Brown.
Rivera said she received a text message from Brown early Sunday morning: “I won’t be in to work tomorrow, Ian was killed.”
An autopsy is planned for Monday morning, the Lehigh County coroner’s office said. He ruled the cause of death a homicide.
The coroner’s office, Bethlehem police and the Lehigh County district attorney’s office are investigating.
Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the Bethlehem Police Department at 610-865-7187 or Detective Brad Jones at 610-865-7146.- The Morning Call