An off-duty Pittsburgh police officer accused of killing his best friend inside a Bloomfield bar is expected to be released from jail on bond as soon as he can be outfitted with an electronic bracelet.
A judge agreed to release Kenneth Farnan on bond and electronic monitoring.
Farnan, who investigators said shot Shawn Evans inside Condrin’s Tavern during an argument Sunday, made bail Thursday, but must wait for the electronic bracelet before being released.
The Allegheny County District Attorney said he has not decided what degree of homicide Farnan will be charged with, but he could face first-degree murder.
"That does not preclude a defense attorney from arguing that a case is not a first-degree case and therefore, his or her client has a right to bail. That is what happened today and we did oppose any bail for this defendant," said Allegheny County District Attorney spokesman Mike Manko.
Farnan was off duty at the time and had been on workman's compensation for about two years.
When Farnan is released from jail, he’ll be on house arrest until the case makes its way through the system.