Police said they have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with the death of North Side man who was robbed then shot six times while waiting for a bus in Homewood last week.
Channel 11’s Renee Kaminski reported that Pittsburgh police arrested 16-year-old Jordan Bey on homicide charges.
Bey is also facing robbery and possession of a firearm by a minor charges, officials said.
Investigators said the incident happened just after midnight at the East Busway on Homewood Avenue early last Wednesday morning.
Officers said Omar Islam was waiting for a bus when he was approached by two men.
According to police, surveillance video shows two males approach Islam. One of the men pushed Islam and demanded he give up his backpack and tablet, police said.
“Mr. Bey actually hid in some nearby bushes,” Pittsburgh Police Lt. Kevin Kraus said.
Officers said the video shows a struggle and a second man shoots Islam. Investigators said there was a third male involved who acted as a lookout.
“(Islam) relinquished his personal property as asked. He was shot in the leg, he turned away from the robbers and was actually hobbling away from them when Mr. bey fired an additional five gunshots into the back of the victim,” Kraus said. "It was at that point that all three actors prepared to flee the scene and it was at that point that Mr. Bey turned around, stepped back and fired one additional gunshot into the head of the victim.”
Investigators said they still looking for the two other men seen in the surveillance video. Detectives said they are looking for 20-year-old Desmond Young and another accomplice who’s nicknamed “Blue.”
Islam’s mother told Kaminski that her son was at her house Tuesday night before the incident helping her clean. She said he was on his way to a friend’s house when he was killed.
She said he had hopes for a job in the medical field -- possibly a doctor.
A vigil will be held for Islam Tuesday night. Several community groups invited the community to attend and remember Islam. The vigil begins at 7 p.m. at the bus stop in Homewood where he was killed.