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50-year-old man dies following BB gun assault in Downtown Pittsburgh

WTAE Pittsburgh 12/2/2022 Nick Matoney
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A man who was found unconscious in an alley in Downtown Pittsburgh has now died.

Christopher Gaylor, 50, was found early Tuesday morning in Coffey Way near Sixth Avenue.

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He was initially taken to the hospital for a suspected overdose.

Police said medical tests later showed metal shrapnel, possibly from a BB gun, in his body.

The man died on Thursday morning.

Police said they also received video evidence Thursday of an assault with a BB gun on the victim that had occurred on Coffey Way.

Police said all of the people in the video have been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office has not yet ruled on a cause or manner of death.


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