Following the tragic incident in East Allegheny early Sunday morning on April 17, there have been numerous questions from media as to whether Pittsburgh Police had been called to the home earlier in the evening following a complaint from a resident in the area.
During a news conference later that day, Police Chief Scott Schubert assured reporters he would follow up on that request. Police can confirm that at 11 p.m. on April 16 a Zone 1 officer responded to a noise complaint at the address where the party was being held.
A male answered the door and the officer asked for the homeowner. The officer was told he was upstairs. That male came downstairs to the ground floor door to meet the officer, as the habitable and visible part of the house where the party was held is on the second floor, out of view of the door.
He was asked to turn the music down and he complied with the request. The officer told him if police were called back to the address again they would have to shut the party down. There were no further noise complaint or ordinance calls to the address.
The call was cleared and no further report was needed.