New evidence presented in case against man accused of killing off-duty Pittsburgh officer in 2019

PITTSBURGH — Channel 11 got a new look at evidence in the case against a man accused of killing an off-duty Pittsburgh police officer in 2019.

In court on Tuesday, the jury heard testimony from Pittsburgh homicide detective Edward Fallert, who was the first to interview suspect Christian Bey following the fatal shooting of Officer Calvin Hall.

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Fallert testified that when he arrived at Monticello Street in Homewood around 3 a.m., officers on the scene had already begun interviewing people who were at the block party.

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He said Bey immediately became a person of interest from those interviews. According to the mother of Bey’s child, he was at the party and had left, but his car was still parked in the back.

The next day, detectives reviewed video of a man wearing all black coming from the direction of the crime scene, just minutes after Officer Hall was gunned down.

Fallert said the man who he identified as Bey appeared on Hermitage Street from the direction of an alley that connects Hermitage to the crime scene on Montecillo Street.

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After investigators saw the video, Bey was detained for questioning.

In court Tuesday, prosecutors only played seven minutes of the 55 minute interrogation of Bey.

The judge asked for the rest of it to be played Wednesday.

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