Investigators in Pennsylvania are looking for the man who they say killed a police officer after a traffic stop Friday night.
Officer Brian Shaw, a 25-year-old patrolman, was shot just after 8 p.m. in New Kensington, Pa., about 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Authorities said the suspect, 29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt, got out of his car and ran away after Shaw pulled him over. He shot the officer during the chase, New Kensington Police Chief James Klein said at a news conference.
Shaw died at a hospital. He had been with the police department for less than a year.
A visibly upset Klein addressed reporters for just less than a minute, taking a deep breath before he started speaking. He did not take questions.
“I’m asking anybody, anybody with any information, as minute as they think it might be, please, please give us a call. We need to find the person that did this. Thank you very much,” Klein said before he walked away with a few uniformed officers.
Authorities have remained tight-lipped about the investigation. Police have not said why Holt was pulled over, or why he ran away. It also remains unclear how many shots were fired, or whether one of them came from the officer’s gun.
Nicole Drum told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review that she was sitting in her living room Friday night when she heard gunshots just outside her New Kensington home. She looked outside and saw Shaw