Driver arrested, manhunt continues in deadly police shooting


He faces four charges, including first degree murder of a law enforcement officer and carrying a firearm without a license. Holt has been identified as the person who shot and killed Officer Brian Shaw.

Holt was arrested early Tuesday morning and is being held without bail at the Westmoreland County Prison. Police have said Holt was a passenger in the vehicle and shot the rookie officer in the chest while he was chasing Holt on foot.

State police are offering more than $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Holt. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review also said several associates and Holt family members were charged with hindering apprehension.

Holt has been in and out of jail on drug and assault charges.

The man accused of fatally shooting a rookie police officer in western Pennsylvania was taken into custody Tuesday, the state police said.

Police on Sunday arrested Tavon Jamere Harper, who they say fled the traffic stop after Holt bolted from the SUV.

Westmoreland County Detective Ray Dupilka, left, and New Kensington Police Chief Jim Klein, right, escort suspect Rahmael Sal Holt, as they arrive for a hearing on November 21, 2017, in New Kensington, Pa.

At an emotional press conference Tuesday morning, New Kensington police chief Jim Klein said Shaw was an exemplary officer.

Klein said grief counselors will be available for officers and staff in the coming days.

"I promise you that our officers will continue to serve with the same honor that Brian did...the same dedication and professional service that you guys expect and that you guys will receive", announced Chief Klein.