Death penalty being sought for suspect in shooting death of off-duty Pittsburgh officer

PITTSBURGH — The death penalty is being sought for the man suspected of shooting and killing a Pittsburgh police officer while he was off duty, the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.

Christian Bey, 30, is the man who allegedly shot 36-year-old Officer Calvin Hall, who was visiting friends during a block party on Monticello Street in the city’s Homewood neighborhood, according to police.

You can now customize your WPXI News App to receive alerts to breaking news. CLICK HERE to find out how.

According to a criminal complaint, Hall had left the party but was asked to come back because of a confrontation. Shots were fired while Hall was near a group of people.

Hall was shot three times in the back, police said. He died at a hospital several days after the July 14 shooting.

Bey was identified as a suspect after investigators reviewed surveillance footage that showed a man running from the area where the shooting happened. A witness identified the man as Bey, the complaint said.

The gun used in the shooting was located with the help of a K-9. Authorities said it was found in the yard of an abandoned house about half a block away from the shooting scene, in the direction Bey was allegedly seen running.

Bey was later arrested. Charges against him include criminal homicide and firearms violations.

RELATED HEADLINES: