A tragic incident occurred in New Kensington, Pennsylvania where 25 year old Officer Brian Shaw was murdered November 17th, 2017 while making a traffic stop in the 1200 block of Leishman Avenue at approximately 8:00 pm. The driver fled on foot during the stop, then opened fire on Officer Shaw as he pursued him. Although he was wearing his vest, Officer Shaw was fatally wounded in the chest during the foot pursuit. The subject fled the scene but was arrested on November 21st, 2017, following a three-day manhunt. Pennsylvania State Police said 29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt was taken into custody without incident in Hazelwood, PA.
TSE is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Officer Shaw. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest symphony go out to Officer Shaw’s family, friends, and the Officers of the New Kensington Police Department.
The murder of Officer Brian Shaw is a reminder of the dangers faced and sacrifices made daily by brave men and women in uniform, and all who risk their life each day to help others. Officer Shaw served New Kensington with pride, honor, and integrity; making a significant impact on the community. Sadly, Officer Shaw had been with the department for less than a year.
Our hearts are deeply saddened by his loss, and we ask that you keep Officer Shaw; his family, friends, and colleagues in your prayers.
To send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements Contact:
Chief of Police James Klein
New Kensington Police Department
301 Eleventh Street
New Kensington, PA 15068
Information updated – 25NOV2017