Dashcam video shows rider pointing gun at Uber driver before she was murdered
ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. (Gray News) – Chilling dashcam video shows the moments leading up to the murder of an Uber driver.
Allegheny County police say the suspect got into the car on Feb. 11 with the intent to rob the driver.
Prosecutors have played what may be their most compelling evidence against Calvin Crew, 20 minutes of Uber dashcam footage of Christi Spicuzza, showing the last moments her family will see her alive.
Police said Crew was seen getting into the backseat of Spicuzza’s Uber.
In the video, the suspect’s balaclava is up and he’s wearing an all-black face mask that covers everything but his glowing eyes. He remains seated, muttering only a word or two.
Ten minutes into the ride, Spicuzza happily asks a question. He mumbles and Spicuzza says, “That’s good.”
Eighteen minutes into the ride, police say Crew walked to the middle of the back seat, pulling out a gun, grabbing Spicuzza’s ponytail and pressing the gun to the back of his head.
Detectives in the case said the video was heartbreaking to watch, but acknowledged it could be key to getting justice for her and her family. She was the mother of four children.
“She tried to reason with him and tried to make the case for his humanity,” Allegheny County Homicide Detective Laurie McKeel said.
It was hard “knowing what’s coming, watching what Crew is doing without Christina even knowing what’s coming,” Allegheny County Homicide Detective Greg Renko said.
We hear him on the video pleading for his life: “I have four children. What are you doing?”
When the dash cam is ripped from the windshield, the ride doesn’t end.
Police say Spicuzza was forced to drive an extra hour while Crew accessed his financial apps like Venmo, PayPal, Dollar Bank and Square.
Police say Spicuzza was taken to a wooded part of Monroeville and shot in the back of the neck.
Crew was charged with criminal homicide, robbery and tampering with evidence.
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