Manhunt underway after police officer slain in Pennsylvania


Manhunt underway after police officer slain in Pennsylvania

Holt faces charges of murder and murder of a police officer. A manhunt is underway. A warrant has been issued for Holt's arrest. Call 911 with info on his location.

An intense search was under way in western Pennsylvania Saturday morning for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer. The 25-year-old officer had been with the New Kensington Police Department for less than a year.

According to Fox News investigators are still determining the reason why Shaw initiated the traffic stop in the first place, but authorities declined to provide further details while the investigation is underway.

Shaw had served as a part-time officer in three other towns before joining the New Kensington force full time in June.

Manhunt underway after police officer slain in Pennsylvania
Manhunt underway after police officer slain in Pennsylvania

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

Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex and throughout Westmoreland County to fly at half-staff to honor fallen Police Officer Brian Shaw.

Earlier in the day Saturday, police announced they had found a vehicle they believe was involved in the killing of a Pennsylvania cop during a traffic stop, officials said.

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