police officer gunned down

Brian Shaw, a western Pennsylvania Police Officer has been gunned down during a traffic stop. Shaw who had been a patrolman with New Kensington's police department for less than a year was killed on Friday night, during what was meant to be a routine traffic stop.



According to Police Chief James Klein, the traffic stop resulted in a chase on foot, before 25-year old Shaw was shot dead.
"I'm asking anybody, anybody with any information as minute as they think it might be, please, please give us a call. We need to find the person who did this" Klein said.
Authorities have put up a $40,000 reward for information leading to the suspect's arrest, according to a Pennsylvania State Police spokesman, with money pooled from multiple agencies, including the US Marshals Service, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Officers from Westmoreland County and neighbouring Allegheny County, as well as Pittsburgh police, combed the area overnight and processed the scene. Trooper Stephen J. Limani, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania State Police, emphasized the importance of any information people can provide.

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