Suspect arrested in deadly Pennsylvania police officer shooting

Rahmael Sal Holt mugshot (Photo: WHTM)

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting a rookie police officer in western Pennsylvania is in custody.

The Pennsylvania State Police on Tuesday announced the apprehension of 29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt. Details of the arrest are to be released in a news conference later Tuesday.

Holt is accused of killing New Kensington Officer Brian Shaw during a traffic stop Friday night.

Police have said Holt was a passenger in the vehicle and shot the 25-year-old rookie officer in the chest while he was chasing Holt on foot.

Shaw’s funeral is scheduled for Wednesday.

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