Police report another murder
Veteran from South Carolina is the seventh homicide victim in Coatesville this year
COATESVILLE >> City police are investigating the homicide of a veteran.
Coatesville police were dispatched Monday at about 6:35 p.m. to the area of Belmont Street and White Alley for a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, police found a man suffering from gunshot wounds in the 600 block of Belmont Street. Police identified the victim as Kevin Paul Jalbert, 36, of South Carolina.
Police said Jalbert was transported by ambulance to Paoli Hospital where he later died from his injuries. He was the seventh person murdered this year in Coatesville.
Police said Jalbert was recently discharged from the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center hospital in Caln.
Police said several city residents witnessed the shooting. Authorities ask anyone with information to contact the police department. Additionally, police ask that anyone with information about the three homicides last week to come forward with information.
The Coatesville Police Department and the Chester County Detectives are investigating this homicide. They do not believe it has any connection to the homicides last week. Detectives,
however, are investigating to determine whether there is any connection between the double homicide that occurred a day before the city’s sixth homicide last week.
Police said David Wayne Fitzsimmons, 56, of Coatesville, and William Chance, 46, of Philadelphia and Coatesville, were both shot and killed at 3:21 a.m. Sept. 28 in the 500 block of East Lincoln Highway. Police said they discovered a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia inside the apartment.
Coatesville police responded at 5:08 a.m. Sept. 29 to the area of Modena Alley and Willow Alley for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police observed a victim lying in the alleyway suffering from gunshot wounds. Police identified the victim as Damon Eric Wylie, 50, of Coatesville. Police said Wylie was transported from the scene by ambulance to Paoli Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
No additional information was available about the homicides that occurred last week.
Police arrested an associate of the victim in each of the first three homicides this year.
Investigators ask anyone with information to contact Coatesville Police Department detectives at 610384-2300 or Chester County Detectives at 610-344-6866. Anonymous tips can be submitted via text message to TIP411 (847411) with key word “Coatesville” or by downloading the Coatesville Police Mobile Phone App.