NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — An intense search is underway in western Pennsylvania for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer.
The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. Friday in New Kensington, about 18 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
Authorities say Officer Brian Shaw was shot after a traffic stop led to him chasing someone on foot.
This happened 5 weeks ago. The boy in this picture had just gotten a pair of toy handcuffs and saw Brian Shaw eating dinner and wanted to show him his cuffs. Shaw spent time with the boy, showing him his “real” cuffs.
Mom who took this picture: “We need more Brians” pic.twitter.com/zpiGzWehYC
— David Kaplan (@DKaplanWTAE) November 18, 2017
Police officers from neighboring towns were scouring the area for the suspect early Saturday. SWAT teams and police dogs assisted.
Police have recovered a brown, older model Jeep Grand Cherokee wanted in connection with the shooting.
TribLive.com reported that Shaw was shot in the chest. He was 25 and joined the New Kensington force in June, the website said, and considered police work his calling.