Woman Arrested and Charged in Fatal Shooting of Man in Pittsburgh’s South Side Slopes Neighborhood

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Authorities have arrested a woman in connection with the shooting death of a man in the city’s South Side Slopes neighborhood. Jaeyln Nowlin has been charged with the murder of Grant Gibeault, who was found dead in his apartment on December 30.

According to court documents, Nowlin is facing charges including criminal homicide and robbery. The documents also allege that Nowlin had previously sold marijuana to Gibeault and, while in his home, she saw items she wanted, including a PS4.

The criminal complaint claims that police identified Nowlin as a suspect through text messages, cash app transactions, and fingerprints left on evidence in Gibeault’s home. Nowlin was brought in for questioning after being arrested by Mount Oliver police on an unrelated crime.

Nowlin told police that she thought Gibeault would be an easy target, so she initiated a meeting with him through a false identity on a dating app. She left his home after receiving $700 through Cash App for sex, but then returned when the transaction was cancelled. Nowlin claims that when she returned to the apartment, she and Gibeault got into a physical confrontation and she shot him.

Nowlin is being held in the Allegheny County Jail while awaiting a preliminary hearing.

The details of the case highlight the tragic consequences of robbery and the impact it can have on the victims. The investigation into this disturbing incident continues as law enforcement pursues justice for the victim and his loved ones.