Cop killer sought in Pennsylvania manhunt

Cop killer sought in Pennsylvania manhunt

Authorities are seeking a suspect in the fatal shooting of a rookie police officer. A manhunt is underway for the suspect.

Police have identified a new person of interest in the case involving the death of a New Kensington officer.

Twenty-five-year-old patrolman Brian Shaw of New Kensington, Penn., was shot shortly after 8 p.m. Friday evening roughly 20 miles outside of Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Steven Limani said that Shaw's colleagues thought fondly of him and that his presence at the department will be missed.

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A $43,500 reward has been offered for anyone who can give information leading to Holt's arrest.

Police said the gunman was considered armed and unsafe.

Limani would not discuss other details of the case, including the reason for the traffic stop, saying it could compromise the ongoing investigation. It also remains unclear how many shots were fired, or whether one of them came from the officer's gun.

Police later found an unoccupied Jeep Grand Cherokee not far from the scene that was wanted in connection with the shooting.

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Holt was charged by authorities with first-degree murder and murder of a police officer.

Family, friends and law enforcement comrades accompanied the hearse carrying a fallen Pennsylvania police officer on Saturday.

National Football League head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers also gave his condolences.

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