November 21, 2017
The manhunt for a suspect accused of killing a Pennsylvania police officer is over.
Rahmael Sal Holt was arrested early Tuesday morning, and is being held without bail.
He is charged with the first-degree murder for the death officer Brian Shaw.
Shaw was fatally shot during a routine traffic stop Friday night.
Investigators say Holt fled the scene following the shooting, while the driver — identified by as Tavon Harper — sped off.
Harper was arrested Sunday night on drug charges after police discovered heroin and $2,500 in cash inside his car.
The New Kensington Police Chief Jim Klein praised the fallen officer for his dedicated service during a press briefing on Tuesday.
“I promise you that our officers will continue to serve with the same honor that Brian did…the same dedication and professional service that you guys expect and that you guys will receive,” announced Chief Klein.
Shaw was 25 years old and was working as a full-time officer for less than one year.
A funeral mass for Shaw will take place on Wednesday as visitation continues Tuesday.