The coroner's office said that Hercules Rieger, 39, died from a gunshot wound to the chest.
His death is being ruled a homicide.
According to police, Rieger was shot outside the "Bearded Lady," a rental hall at East 11th and Wayne Street around 3am Saturday.
He was taken to UPMC Hamot for treatment, but died several hours later.
Erie Police Chief Randy Bowers said they are moving forward in making an arrest.