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Man who murdered Pennsylvania police officer is now in custody

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The man suspected of killing a Pennsylvania police officer was captured earlier this morning, ending a manhunt that spanned several days.

29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt surrendered to police from his hiding place in the Pittsburgh area, with law enforcement tracking him down based on a tip-off.

Holt is accused of killing 25-year-old New Kensington police officer Brian Shaw last week during a traffic stop.

At around 8 PM on Friday night, the late Officer Shaw attempted to pull over a Jeep Cherokee driven by Tavon Jamere Harper. While the nature of the pullover was minor, the SUV reportedly “never stopped” and let Holt out of the vehicle before fleeing the scene.

Holt opened fire on Shaw, hitting the officer six times. Despite wearing a ballistic vest, Shaw was incapacitated and later succumbed to his wounds. According to Fox News, he did not return fire.

While Harper -who was found with $2,500 in cash and a large quantity of heroin- was captured on Sunday, Holt’s arrest reward topped $55,000 before he was captured.

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