Joseph M. Botz, 45, identified as fat...

Joseph M. Botz, 45, identified as fatal shooting victim in Allentown

There are 19 comments on the Easton Express-Times story from May 9, 2009, titled Joseph M. Botz, 45, identified as fatal shooting victim in Allentown. In it, Easton Express-Times reports that:

A man shot to death early this morning in Allentown has been identified as city resident Joseph M. Botz, according to Paul Zondlo of the Lehigh County Coroner's office.

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Taker

Easton, PA

#1 May 9, 2009
isnt park st were the five people that were called snitch's were killed in the fire of 2006! when ever i go to yoccos for a hotdog when i drive down the 600 as well as 500 unit block it is like a drugstore down there and this has been going on for years and the police don't seem to be doing anything about it. open your eyes and smell were the drugs are comming from allentown officials or are they going to clame that they have got no clue just like the fire?
K-rock

Nazareth, PA

#2 May 10, 2009
Joe was 35 years old, not 45, so the facts should be made clear.
It's quite annoying that all the newspapers are so flippant about what happened to him like he was just a statistic. To alot of people he was a good friend and to his children, a great father.
Johnny -The See- ILDee

Allentown, PA

#3 May 11, 2009
Q*an is black

J*e is white

No one cares

fact out of sight

Same thing again

for many days

we try hide

in Burma Shave
Stephanie

Sellersville, PA

#4 May 11, 2009
I feel horible Joseph Botz was Tajae Botz dad wow I'm sad for Tajae and his mother
i feel bad for Tajae

Kulpsville, PA

#5 May 12, 2009
He was a terrible father. Had an attitude, and was not a well respected man. but..its pretty tragic.
some things to say

Easton, PA

#6 May 14, 2009
Joey was not a terrible father in any way. How could anyone even say that. Living in the hood how many fathers even show up to their childrens games or even be in their lives. He was more than just their in his kids lives he was a wonderful father ask any of them. Just as any child they got mad at him at times but loved him dearly. He may have had an attitude but at least he cared.
Karma

Opa Locka, FL

#7 May 14, 2009
You live by the gun, you die by the gun. I have known Joey my whole life and i dont wish death on anyone. He did however use his gun numerous amount of times on others, and he has done numerous crimes and spent alot of time in and out of jail. He was a trouble maker, drug dealer, criminal, and many other things and he would of rather shoot then fist fight. I believe in Karma. You can only do dirt for so long before it catches up to you.
ALLENTOWN

AOL

#8 May 15, 2009
Stephanie wrote:
I feel horible Joseph Botz was Tajae Botz dad wow I'm sad for Tajae and his mother
You bees the only one that says that.What ever he did or how he was does'nt matter his life was taken. who cares what you think.
ALLENTOWN

AOL

#9 May 15, 2009
Karma wrote:
You live by the gun, you die by the gun. I have known Joey my whole life and i dont wish death on anyone. He did however use his gun numerous amount of times on others, and he has done numerous crimes and spent alot of time in and out of jail. He was a trouble maker, drug dealer, criminal, and many other things and he would of rather shoot then fist fight. I believe in Karma. You can only do dirt for so long before it catches up to you.
How judgemental you are, no matter what the man did in his street life he was a father,brother,son,etc.Many people have done far worse to others and they are walking the streets my dear. So hold your thoughts. Many people do wrong but want to live right.
Johnny -The See- ILDee

Allentown, PA

#10 May 16, 2009
Well, well

What the hell

Joey black

from Hackensack

'e were not brave

Like Burma Shave
His Mother

United States

#11 Jul 1, 2009
Karma wrote:
You live by the gun, you die by the gun. I have known Joey my whole life and i dont wish death on anyone. He did however use his gun numerous amount of times on others, and he has done numerous crimes and spent alot of time in and out of jail. He was a trouble maker, drug dealer, criminal, and many other things and he would of rather shoot then fist fight. I believe in Karma. You can only do dirt for so long before it catches up to you.
You can talk SH*T all you want. Joey was not the criminal YOU want people to believe. YOU didn't know him very well. He didn't use his gun to commit crimes. He faught with his fists and that's what scared people. HE COULD FIGHT! One on one. He didn't have to use weapons. I'm not saying fighting is right but don't acuse him of using his gun to do anything unless you have proof.
His Mother

United States

#12 Jul 1, 2009
i feel bad for Tajae wrote:
He was a terrible father. Had an attitude, and was not a well respected man. but..its pretty tragic.
You apparently didn't know Joey either! He was a great father. Yes he had an attitude, however that didn't make him a bad father. He never wanted his kids to turn to the streets. He wanted the best for them and was hard on them. He loved them and was always there for them. He wasn't a deadbeat dad and was alway a great father. He was active in their lives, keeping them busy with sports all the time. YOU Obviously didn't know Joey!
I know Joey

United States

#13 Jun 29, 2010
Karma wrote:
You live by the gun, you die by the gun. I have known Joey my whole life and i dont wish death on anyone. He did however use his gun numerous amount of times on others, and he has done numerous crimes and spent alot of time in and out of jail. He was a trouble maker, drug dealer, criminal, and many other things and he would of rather shoot then fist fight. I believe in Karma. You can only do dirt for so long before it catches up to you.
If you knew Joey so well you would know that he fought with his hands not with guns. You only think you knew Joey. He never shot anyone. Maybe you live by the gun. Get the facts before you run your mouth. Maybe you were one of the prople he beat down in the street for talking crap. You can say what you want when he is no longer here to defend himself. Quaan couldn't beat him so he had to shoot him.
ALTERICK PEARSON

Charlotte, NC

#14 Jun 4, 2011
FOR EVERYONE WHO GOT SOMETHING BAD TO SAY ABOU JOEY I SAY THIS..... A TOWN IS FILLED WITH CRIME AND IT BREEDS CRIMINALS.... EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT ERRRRBODY ELSE DOES... I GREW UP WITH JOEY FOR REAL... THATS MY BROTHER TROY'S BEST FREIND... AND ALTHOUGH HE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PERFECT I CAN TELL YOU THIS.... JOEY AINT KILL NOBODY SO NOBODY SHOULD OF KILLED JOEY.... HE ALWAYS HAD MY BACK WHEN HE SAW ME AND I LOVED THE WAY HE HELD MY BROTHER DOWN.. I LIVED ACROSS THE STREET FROM HIM RIGHT BY YOCCOS AND I WOULD ALWAYS SEE HIM ROLLING OUT WITH THE KIDS IN THE BLACK INFINITY WITH THE SOCCER BALL MAGNET ON THE BACK... WE CAME UP ROUGH OUT HERE SO DONT JUDGE HIM BY HIS STRUGGLES TO SURVIVE IN THOSE VISCOUS ALLENTOWN STREETS.... IF HE WASNT A REAL DUDE HE WOULD HAVE DIED YEARS AGO.... I KNOW WHAT HE HAS BEEN THROUGH....IVE BEEN THROUGH IT TOO.. SO JUDGE ME IM STILL HERE TO DEFEND MYSELF... RIP JOEY FROM ALTERICK AND TROY PEARSON... WE LOVE TO DEATH
his truly

Bethlehem, PA

#15 May 9, 2013
Joey was a sweet person good father so all yall mother f**** that want to talk bad on him kill yaself rest easy baby!!!
dell

United States

#16 May 14, 2013
joey was my best friend. he was always with his kids. he worked nd grind for the love of his kids. to these punk ass dudes who say this negative stuff about him despised him, hate his swag nd woul have never said these comments to his face. if you would have why not state your name. you also dont no the real defenition of a man. R.I.P. HOMIE. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED IN MY HOUSEHOLD
ramos

Oklahoma City, OK

#17 Jul 22, 2013
common sense tells me yall talking about yze its almost four and a half years since this incident and I'm just now finding out about this. I grew up with quaan and joey, and there is something definitely not adding up. I read someone say yze was not a very well respected individual, but I cant think of anyone more respected, whoever said that just wanna talk. Joey was real life hustler, when i say hustler I mean it in a good way. He was a good friend, if he had money, you had money. I remember he took me and quaan for the lil bit of pocket change we had in a poker game, and offered to give us our money back at the end of the game.
Dante Nixon

Bethlehem, PA

#18 May 6, 2014
ALTERICK PEARSON wrote:
FOR EVERYONE WHO GOT SOMETHING BAD TO SAY ABOU JOEY I SAY THIS..... A TOWN IS FILLED WITH CRIME AND IT BREEDS CRIMINALS.... EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT ERRRRBODY ELSE DOES... I GREW UP WITH JOEY FOR REAL... THATS MY BROTHER TROY'S BEST FREIND... AND ALTHOUGH HE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PERFECT I CAN TELL YOU THIS.... JOEY AINT KILL NOBODY SO NOBODY SHOULD OF KILLED JOEY.... HE ALWAYS HAD MY BACK WHEN HE SAW ME AND I LOVED THE WAY HE HELD MY BROTHER DOWN.. I LIVED ACROSS THE STREET FROM HIM RIGHT BY YOCCOS AND I WOULD ALWAYS SEE HIM ROLLING OUT WITH THE KIDS IN THE BLACK INFINITY WITH THE SOCCER BALL MAGNET ON THE BACK... WE CAME UP ROUGH OUT HERE SO DONT JUDGE HIM BY HIS STRUGGLES TO SURVIVE IN THOSE VISCOUS ALLENTOWN STREETS.... IF HE WASNT A REAL DUDE HE WOULD HAVE DIED YEARS AGO.... I KNOW WHAT HE HAS BEEN THROUGH....IVE BEEN THROUGH IT TOO.. SO JUDGE ME IM STILL HERE TO DEFEND MYSELF... RIP JOEY FROM ALTERICK AND TROY PEARSON... WE LOVE TO DEATH
well said sorry for your loss
Best friends

Allentown, PA

#19 May 7, 2014
Wow! Can't believe in two days it will be 5yrs since you passed. Their is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you.. All your crazy ass moments all the hustles you'd come up with.. Us just sitting in your living room listening to your new music.. So many good memories. Most people don't know you the way that I do.. The great thing about us is that our friendship was so genuine, we could talk about the most personal things without being afraid of judgement. And we always talked about death, and how you thought it would come. But what I cherish most is that you told me no matter what happens I want you to know that I love you and I want you to be happy. That conversation plays over and over in my head. You were not the emotional type but the people you cared for knew. I know you are in a better place but it still doesn't make it easier to deal with. I would much rather have you here calling me late night saying you gambled all your money in AC trying to come up.. Love and miss you like you would not believe.

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