BROOKVILLE — Two Brookville Borough police officers have responded to a call for mutual aid from New Kensington
Officers William Gallagher and Justin Miller volunteered to help patrol in New Kensington on the 3 to 11 p.m. shift on Saturday, Nov. 25.
The New Kensington Police Department issued the call for aid after officer Brian Shaw was shot and killed during a traffic stop.
At about 8 p.m. Friday, Shaw tried to pull over a Jeep Cherokee driven by Tavon Jamere Harper for a minor traffic violation, Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck said.
Holt fled the vehicle on foot, and Shaw took off after him toward a parking lot.
Peck said Shaw, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest, was shot multiple times in the parking lot after the suspect fired at least six shots. It doesn’t appear that Shaw fired back, he said.
Tips from informants helped lead law enforcement to the man accused of fatally shooting a rookie police officer in suburban Pittsburgh during a traffic stop, officials said Tuesday.
A SWAT team arrested Rahmael Sal Holt, 29, at a Pittsburgh home early Tuesday morning after a four-day manhunt, officials said. He is accused of killing New Kensington Officer Brian Shaw during a traffic stop Friday night.
Several friends and family members – including Holt’s mother, Sherry Holt – have been charged with hindering his apprehension during the days he spent as a fugitive.
Holt was arraigned later on charges including murder of a law enforcement officer and held without bail at the Westmoreland County Prison.
Officers from different municipalities had pitched in on the manhunt so the town’s police department could grieve Shaw’s death and attend services.