The 20th Street homicide is the sixth homicide in the city of Erie.
Marcell Flemings and Lavell Beason were killed in January, Robert McCarthy’s life was taken in February. June has been a busy month for tragedy with this most recent homicide, David Tate Jr., plus two others, Anita Jones and Tyrique Tate.
For the county, Pam Buren died in a domestic murder-suicide in May. And, a ruling is pending on Karen Leclair, believed to be killed on a fishing boat.
Coroner, Lyell Cook, is holding his decision until her body is located.