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11-18-2017, 08:15 AM

Police Officer Shot In New Kensington Has Died, Gunman Still At Large
November 17, 2017 8:53 PM

NEW KENSINGTON (KDKA) ó A manhunt is continuing and the police chief in New Kensington is pleading for help and information from the public following the fatal shooting of a police officer in Westmoreland County on Friday evening.

The shooting was first reported around 8:15 p.m. in the 1200 block of Leishman Avenue in New Kensington.

The suspect fled after the shots rang out, and remains at large.

According to New Kensington Police Chief Jim Klein, the incident started as a traffic stop. A foot chase followed and sometime during the pursuit, shots were fired.

Officer Brian Shaw, a patrolman, was struck in the chest. He was given CPR at the scene, but died from his injuries.


11-19-2017, 05:31 AM

Police Identify Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of New Kensington Police Officer
November 19, 2017 1:04 AM


PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ó Police have identified the suspect in the fatal shooting of a New Kensington police officer.

Police say 29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt has been identified as the person who shot and killed 25-year-old Officer Brian Shaw on Friday night. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Update New Kensington Police Officer Shooting: Rahmael Sal HOLT (DOB 05/31/88) has been identified as the person who shot and killed Officer Shaw. A warrant has been issued for Holt's arrest. Consider Holt armed and dangerous! Call 911 with info on his location. Pictured below pic.twitter.com/6L6vqQ0WVs

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Holt is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

A $40,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Holtís arrest.

The shooting happened in the 1200 block of Leishman Avenue in New Kensington around 8:15 p.m. Friday.

MORE: New Kensington Police Officer Fatally Shot After Traffic Stop

The shooting happened after police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. Someone in the vehicle tried to flee, prompting a foot chase. Sometime during the pursuit, shots were fired and 25-year-old Shaw, a patrolman, was struck in the chest.

New Kensington Police Chief Jim Klein says Shaw was wearing a vest at the time of the shooting, but Shaw died from his injuries.

Holt was still at large early Sunday morning.

At a press conference Saturday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Steven Limani said investigators knew why Holt was pulled over but did not provide further details.

A woman was taken into custody at a Marathon gas station in Tarentum to be questioned by police Saturday evening. Multiple sources told KDKA the woman was Holtís girlfriend.

11-20-2017, 07:52 AM
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Police arrest man believed to be driver in traffic stop during New Kensington officer's fatal shooting
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, 8:33 a.m.

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Police on Sunday arrested a New Kensington man who they believe fled an attempted traffic stop Friday, leaving behind a man who authorities allege fatally shot a city policeman.

Tavon Jamere Harper, 27, was arrested on drug and fleeing charges and lodged in the Westmoreland County Prison on $500,000 bail.

Police allege that Harper was driving a Jeep sport-utility vehicle on Friday in New Kensington and Rahmael Sal Holt, 29, of Natrona Heights, was his passenger when Officer Brian Shaw attempted a traffic stop around 8 p.m., according to a police affidavit.