Pennsylvania state police have issued an arrest warrant for 29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt. He’s accused of killing New Kensington Officer Brian Shaw during a traffic stop Friday night.
Authorities say the 25-year-old Shaw was shot in the chest while chasing Holt on foot. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Holt faces charges of murder and murder of a police officer.
Investigators say they know why the traffic stop occurred. But they won’t provide further details, citing the ongoing investigation.
Shaw had served as a part-time officer in three other towns before joining the New Kensington force full time in June.
New Kensington is about 18 miles (29 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh.