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    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police have identified the suspect in the fatal shooting of a New Kensington police officer. Police say 29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt has been identified as the person who shot and killed 25-year-old Officer Brian Shaw on Friday night. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Update New Kensington Police Officer Shooting: Rahmael Sal HOLT (DOB 05/31/88) has been identified as the person who shot and killed Officer Shaw. A warrant has been issued for Holt's arrest. Consider Holt armed and dangerous! Call 911 with info on his location. Pictured below pic.twitter.com/6L6vqQ0WVs — Troop A Public Information Officers (@PSPTroopAPIO) November 19, 2017 Holt is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911. A $40,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Holt’s arrest. The shooting happened in the 1200 block of Leishman Avenue in New Kensington around 8:15 p.m. Friday. MORE: New Kensington Police Officer Fatally Shot After Traffic Stop The shooting happened after police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. Someone in the vehicle tried to flee, prompting a foot chase. Sometime during the pursuit, shots were fired and 25-year-old Shaw, a patrolman, was struck in the chest. New Kensington Police Chief Jim Klein says Shaw was wearing a vest at the time of the shooting, but Shaw died from his injuries. Holt was still at large early Sunday morning. At a press conference Saturday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Steven Limani said investigators knew why Holt was pulled over but did not provide further details. A woman was taken into custody at a Marathon gas station in Tarentum to be questioned by police Saturday evening. Multiple sources told KDKA the woman was Holt’s girlfriend. Stay With KDKA.com For More Details

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  • Sources: Girlfriend Of Potential Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of New Kensington Police Officer In CustodySources: Girlfriend Of Potential Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of New Kensington Police Officer In Custody

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter NEW KENSINGTON (KDKA) – The girlfriend of the potential suspect in the fatal shooting of a New Kensington Police officer was reportedly taken into custody Saturday night. Multiple sources tell KDKA that she was taken into custody at a Marathon gas station in Tarentum and is being questioned by police. Further details have not yet been released. RELATED: Search For Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of New Kensington Officer Continues The shooting happened in the 1200 block of Leishman Avenue in New Kensington around 8:15 p.m. Friday. The shooting happened after police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. Someone in the vehicle tried to flee, prompting a foot chase. Sometime during the pursuit, shots were fired and 25-year-old Officer Brian Shaw, a patrolman, was struck in the chest. New Kensington Police Chief Jim Klein says Shaw was wearing a vest at the time of the shooting, but Shaw died from his injuries. The suspect then fled the scene. He was still at large 24 hours after the shooting. At a press conference Saturday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Steven Limani said investigators knew why the suspect was pulled over but did not provide further details. The suspect has not been identified. Stay With KDKA.com For More Details

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  • Senator Caught On Hot Mic Saying GOP Is ‘Toast’ If It Follows Trump, MooreSenator Caught On Hot Mic Saying GOP Is ‘Toast’ If It Follows Trump, Moore

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PHOENIX (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was caught on an open microphone saying that the GOP is “toast” if it follows Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and President Donald Trump. Flake was talking to the mayor of the Phoenix suburb of Mesa after speaking at a town hall session for aerospace company workers Friday. He apparently didn’t know the microphone attached to his lapel was still on when he said, “(If we) become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast.” TV stations at the event picked up the comment. Flake, an outspoken critic of Trump, announced last month he wouldn’t seek re-election. He’s said he’d “vote for the Democrat” if he were in Alabama and had to choose between Moore, who’s facing sexual misconduct allegations, and Democrat Doug Jones. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A moment of silence for a fallen New Kensington Police officer preceded Saturday night’s Penguins game at PPG Paints Arena. Before the puck dropped at the Penguins game against the Chicago Blackhawks, there was a moment of silence for 25-year-old Officer Brian Shaw, who was fatally shot during a traffic stop in New Kensington on Friday night. A moment of silence at the @penguins game for New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw. pic.twitter.com/paJ6a6I9Nx — Heather Abraham (@KDKAHeather) November 19, 2017 A moment of silence was also held before a Slippery Rock basketball game. Shaw, a Slippery Rock graduate, was a kicker on the football team while he was in school. Lower Burrell residents lined the streets to pay their respects as the procession arrived Saturday afternoon, and community members showed up at the New Kensington Fire Department to leave food donations for Shaw’s family and police officers.

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  • David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ Superstar, In Critical ConditionDavid Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ Superstar, In Critical Condition

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  • Search For Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of New Kensington Officer ContinuesSearch For Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of New Kensington Officer Continues

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter NEW KENSINGTON (KDKA) – The reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect who fatally shot a New Kensington Police officer Friday night has been increased to $40,000 as the search continues. The shooting happened in the 1200 block of Leishman Avenue in New Kensington 8:15 p.m. Friday. According to New Kensington Police Chief Jim Klein, the incident started with a traffic stop. A foot chase followed and sometime during the pursuit, shots were fired. Photo Courtesy: Steven Matto Twenty-five-year-old Officer Brian Shaw, a patrolman, was struck in the chest. Klein confirmed Saturday afternoon that Shaw was wearing a vest at the time of the shooting. Shaw was given CPR at the scene, but died from his injuries. The suspect fled after the shots rang out. He remains at large as of Saturday afternoon. Police were searching for a vehicle in connection to the shooting Friday night. They found it just before 11 p.m., but it was unoccupied. RELATED: Allegheny County Police Issue Statement On Fallen New Kensington Police Officer At a press conference Saturday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Steven Limani said investigators know why the suspect was pulled over but did not provide further details. The suspect has not been identified. “There’s a lot of heavy hearts,” Limani said. “They’re going through a tough process, but yet staying very focused on their job which is to continue this investigation, find the person who killed Officer Shaw and bring him to justice. New Kensington officers are doing exactly what happens and what they are trained to do. There’s a task at hand and that task is finding the person who killed their fellow officer. They are committed to that task, they’re focused on that task and I think when that task is finally over they’ll be able to step aside and go through the grieving process themselves.” Klein says Shaw was with the New Kensington Police Department for less than a year. “I can tell you standing there listening to the officers share stories about how he was vibrant, how he brought smiles and entertainment and wit and humor into their lives, he was obviously a very special person just by listening to how they talked about him,” Limani said. “So there’s a lot of heavy hearts inside those four walls and a lot of commitment and dedication on their part to try to find out who did this.” RELATED: Slippery Rock Coach On Fallen Officer, Former Player: ‘Words Can’t Describe How I Feel’ A $40,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the suspect’s arrest. The FBI has contributed $25,000 to the reward, while the U.S. Marshalls Service offered $5,000 and the ATF increased their original reward of $5,000 up to $10,000. A multi-department investigation led by the Westmoreland County Detectives’ Bureau is ongoing. The investigation involves federal, state and local agencies. “To the individual that did this: we will find you. We will arrest you, and we will prosecute you so that you are held accountable for what has occurred,” Klein said at a brief press conference Saturday afternoon. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the ATF 24/7 hotline at 1-888-283-4867 or 911. You can also email ATFTips@atf.gov with tips. An autopsy has been performed on Officer Shaw’s body. A hearse left Greensburg at 1:30 p.m. to take his remains to Rusiewicz Funeral Home in Lower Burrell. The procession arrived in Lower Burrell around 2:30 p.m.   Friends will be received at the Rusiewicz of Lower Burrell Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, and Tuesday, Nov. 21. Click here for more information on funeral arrangements. The Rusiewicz of Lower Burrell Funeral Home is located at 3124 Leechburg Road. Prayers of Transfer will be said on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home. Christian Funeral Mass will follow at Mount St. Peter Roman Catholic Church on Freeport Road in New Kensington. New Kensington Police say food donations for Shaw’s family and the police department will be accepted at the New Kensington Fire Department #1 on 4th Avenue until 5 p.m. Saturday. Stay With KDKA.com For More Details

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    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / 13 h. 26 min. ago
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  • A+ Schools exec director says PPS ‘needs improvement’A+ Schools exec director says PPS ‘needs improvement’

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  • Huge Fire Breaks Out At Pa. Senior Living Community, At Least 20 People Hurt - CBS Pittsburgh / KDKAHuge Fire Breaks Out At Pa. Senior Living Community, At Least 20 People Hurt - CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

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  • BETTY COPELAND BREAKS THE BARRIER …She’ll become Bridgeville’s first Black female mayorBETTY COPELAND BREAKS THE BARRIER …She’ll become Bridgeville’s first Black female mayor

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  • Did Democratic Party do enough  for Woodruff? …More support could have landed ex-Steeler a victory in Nov. 7 electionDid Democratic Party do enough for Woodruff? …More support could have landed ex-Steeler a victory in Nov. 7 election

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  • Ex-police sergeant gets 2 years in rights violation caseEx-police sergeant gets 2 years in rights violation case

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  • Tyneisha continues quest to prove herself as a parent with a disability, but she could still lose her sonTyneisha continues quest to prove herself as a parent with a disability, but she could still lose her son

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