Grandmother’s doorbell camera video leads to arrest warrant for grandson in Pittsburgh shooting

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has issued an arrest warrant for Tayvon Reed, 19, after they say he is seen on surveillance video in his Knoxville neighborhood pulling out a gun and shooting a man walking to his front door.

The victim was shot around 11 a.m. on Dec. 15 along Orchard Place.

According to the criminal complaint filed against Reed, the victim went to the house owned by Reed’s grandparents to meet a woman.

The victim told police he heard two shots as he walked to the gate in front of the home and felt pain in his right arm before falling to the ground.

Police asked Reed’s grandmother if they could have her Ring doorbell footage, according to court documents. She gave it to police and said she was home at the time and her grandson had just left to go to a friend’s house.

Cameras from a church two doors down were also rolling at the time. The footage from the cameras shows Reed leaving his grandparent’s house wearing a black coat with a dark-colored hood, black pants and dark-colored shoes, according to police.

When they showed Reed’s grandmother an image of the man on the surveillance video, she told police, “That’s my grandson, Tayvon.” The video also shows the same man standing on the side of the church “brandish a firearm with his right hand and fire toward the direction of the victim, striking him in the right arm,” before walking out of the camera’s frame, according to court documents.

Reed is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and reckless endangerment. Reed is also not allowed to have a gun because of charges he faced as a juvenile.