Michael James Crawshaw, an officer with the Penn Hills Police Department, was shot and killed on December 6, 2009, after responding to a call at a home where gunshots had been heard. Crawshaw was the first officer on the scene.
In the home, Danyal Morton had been killed over a drug debt. When the shooter, Ronald Robinson, left the home, he saw Crawshaw and shot him while Crawshaw waited for backup officers. Robinson fled but was arrested soon after.
Robinson was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Morton and second degree murder for killing Crawshaw, and received two life sentences.