Police Arrest Suspect in Deadly Shooting of Rookie Pennsylvania Officer

Pauline Gross
November 22, 2017

The Pennsylvania State Police on Tuesday announced the apprehension of 29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt. Surveillance video showed that Holt turned on the officer in a church parking lot and shot at least six times, hitting Shaw multiple times, the prosecutor said.

Westmoreland County Detective Ray Duplika, left, and New Kensington Police Chief Jim Klein, right, escort suspect Rahmael Sal Holt, as they arrive for a hearing, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in New Kensington, Pa. Holt is accused of killing New Kensington police officer Brian Shaw during a traffic stop Friday night, 17. A magistrate ordered Holt held without bail on murder and weapons charges. Police say 27 year-old Tavon Harper of New Kensington was arrested Sunday in connection with the shooting as the driver since of a Jeep located on Kenneth Avenue Friday night.

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The man accused of fatally shooting a rookie police officer in western Pennsylvania is in custody.

"I'm asking anybody with any information, as minute as they think it might be, please, please give us a call".

Officers from different towns and municipalities were pitching in on the manhunt so the town's police department could grieve Shaw's death and attend services, New Kensington Mayor Tom Guzzo said.

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