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Authorities seek suspect in fatal shooting of Pennsylvania police officer

Authorities seek suspect in fatal shooting of Pennsylvania police officer

Holt is to be considered armed and unsafe and anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call 911.

Police have identified the shooter as 29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt and released a photo of him on Twitter late Saturday evening. The 25-year-old was shot and killed Friday evening. Authorities urge anyone with information to call 911.

Authorities say that Shaw pulled Holt over for a routine traffic stop, at which point Holt ran from his vehicle.

New Kensington Police Chief James Klein is asking for anyone with information to contact the New Kensington Police Department immediately.

Residents and multiple law enforcement agencies contributed funds to offer a $43,500 reward for information leading to Holt's arrest.

The incident occurred during a police traffic stop.

The fatal shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. Friday in New Kensington, about 18 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. During the pursuit, shots were fired and officer Shaw, a patrolman, was shot in the chest.

Holt faces charges of murder and murder of a police officer. They also haven't released any details about a suspect.

"Officer Brian Shaw, you were taken from us too soon", the department wrote.

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin tweeted his condolences to Shaw's family and New Kensington police.


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