Man Accused Of Shooting Rookie Officer Found Guilty

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GREENSBURG, Pa. (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A man accused in the shooting death of a rookie New Kensington Police Officer has been found guilty of 1st degree murder and three other counts.

KDKA-TV’s Meghan Schiller tweeted shortly after the verdict was read that 31-year-old Rahmael Holt is a guilty of possession of a firearm by a person not allowed to possess one, carrying a firearm without a license, first degree murder of a law enforcement officer and one count of first degree murder.

On count 1: First degree murder of a law enforcement officer: GUILTY @KDKA

— MEGHAN SCHILLER (@MeghanKDKA) November 12, 2019

The jury agreed with the prosecution that said Holt was the man who shot patrolman Brian Shaw during a traffic stop on Leishman Avenue in New Kensington on November 12, 2017.

Shaw was only 25-years-old and was with New Kensington Police only five months before he was fatally shot in the chest.

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