Police arrest suspect in East Hills bar shooting

By Amanda Klein | September 8, 2018

A Pittsburgh man who was wanted in connection with the Sept. 4 shooting at a bar on Frankstown Avenue is in jail after being arrested late Friday by police.

Timothy Noel, 37, of Pittsburgh, was arrested at his residence by members of the U.S. Marshal’s Western PA Fugitive Task Force and Pittsburgh Police narcotics and vice detectives. He faces charges of criminal homicide, aggravated assault and two firearms offenses.

In a detailed criminal complaint police allege that Noel is captured on video shooting Mr. Faulk as he attempts to run back into Lady Di’s. Police say Noel is seen approaching Mr. Faulk with an object, that turns out to be a handgun, he is concealing in his right side. Noel raises the gun and after an unsuccessful attempt to grab the gun, Mr. Faulk flees and is shot as he enters the doorway, the complaint alleges.

A witness who police say told them they know Noel, picked his photo out of a lineup and also identified him in a video police obtained from the bar’s survelliance cameras.

The witness told police that Noel went by “Slimmie Blacc” on Facebook. Police say they were able to confirm that was Noel’s Facebook account after reviewing pictures that Noel had posted online. Using Noel’s Facebook pictures and surveillance videos, police linked him as the shooter by identifying several of Noel’s distinctive tattoos.

Noel is being held in the Allegheny County Jail after being denied bond and faces a Sept. 19 preliminary hearing.

Amanda Klein can be contacted at amanda.klein@grantstreetnews.com



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