Crime Stoppers: Homicide detectives need help in Penn Hills murder


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Ryan Giacobbi, Contributor

PITTSBURGH — In a case that began in Nov. 2018, the Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers need assistance from the public in to solve a homicide investigation.

On Nov. 12, 2018, at approximately 6:50 p.m., residents on Beechford Road in Penn Hills reported hearing gunshots followed by car doors closing and then a vehicle driving away.

The victim, Brian Dalton, aka “Popcorn,” of Homewood was declared dead after Penn Hills Police and EMS found him dead alongside the roadway.

The Allegheny County Police Department Homicide Unit was called to assist and conduct an investigation.

Over the course of the investigation, the Homicide Unit learned that Dalton was last seen on that day around 1 p.m. Many friends and family were trying to get a hold of Dalton through multiple phone calls, but none of the calls were answered.

Homicide detectives recovered surveillance footage showing a light-colored SUV being driven on Beechford Road before gunshots were fired.

A reward of up to $1,000 is available for any information that is available that leads to the arrest. Callers can remain anonymous.

Anyone with information on the homicide is asked to call the Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers at 412-255-8477.