UPDATE: Authorities ID Christmas Shooting Victim

Police say 24-year-old Paul Brown was found shot in his car in an alley in Norristown on Christmas night.

UPDATE: [9:50 p.m.] Authorities have identified the victim in the fatal Christmas night shooting in Norristown as 24-year-old local man Paul Brown. Friends and loved one's mourned his loss publicly via social media following the news of the killing Tuesday night, Dec. 25.

According to the Norristown Police Department, police were dispatched to the alley behind 120 Wayne Ave. in Norristown at 4:41 p.m. for a report of a shooting. On the scene, they discovered Brown sitting in the driver's seat of his 1997 Buick Sedan with multiple gunshot wounds. He was reportedly transported by Plymouth Ambulance to Mercy Suburban Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. An autopsy is scheduled for today, Wednesday, Dec. 26.

Both Norristown Police and the Montgomery County Detectives are investigating the homicide and ask anyone with information to call the Norristown Police Department at 610 270-0977 or Montgomery County Detective Bureau 610 278-3368.


Original story:

Norristown Police responded to the area of West Scott Alley and Park Alley at approximately 4:40 p.m. on Christmas night, Tuesday, Dec. 25, for a report of a shooting and are now investigating a homicide.

According to authorities, a 24-year-old unidentified local man has been pronounced dead from multiple gunshot wounds. There is no suspect and police are investigating the crime in collaboration with Montgomery County Detectives.

On the scene, police reportedly recovered over 10 shells in the alley. Authorities are currently questioning witnesses from the scene.

Norristown Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Josh December 31, 2012 at 01:55 PM
man if this is what comes out of norristown we are all in trouble, can people really understand you?
BrutalHonesty December 31, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Eve December 31, 2012 at 07:47 PM
OMG: OMG! you should not be making these nasty senseless statements on this site. It is almost as bad as the racist-hater comments posted. This shows lack of respect for yourself and whomever you are angry at. Sickening! Stop it!
Mickey Jay January 17, 2013 at 10:54 AM
Wow I'm just reading this but you hit the nail on the head.
U MAKE ME SICK February 26, 2013 at 09:21 PM
U make me sick u say that u dont knw him but all in the same line about how he was this bad person and he did this and he did that and he shot Ryan Well Y THE HELL DIDNT U PUT HIM IN JAIL????? YES U since u dont knw much, but what u heard is enough to make him a bad person. Hell let me see, how bout i go off of wht i think of ur family and how they go around and shoot at ppl and scare ppl and thy r the reason y ppl dnt want to come out side how would u like that. Yes i think its best that u get your family life in order B4 U SAY ANYMORE ON PATCH CUZ LOOK WHO HAS THE SPOT LITE NOW...........DONT LIKE IT MUCH DO U :)


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