While a manhunt involving several law enforcement departments continues, the body of a New Kensington police officer who was shot and killed on duty was escorted to a local funeral home Saturday.
The victim, Officer Brian Shaw, 25, had been with the department less than a year, Chief Jim Klein said. Police have not released a description of the suspect.
At a Saturday morning news conference, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Stephen Limani would not discuss the reason for the traffic stop or any other details of the case, saying that it could compromise the ongoing investigation. He repeated a call for tips from the public, no matter how small the detail, and said a $30,000 reward was available.
“I’m asking 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 after the shooting on Friday night.
Their department is grieving from the loss of one of their brothers, and if you have any information, please contact 911,” Limani said. “It’s very important that we get any bit of information that we can to find the person who committed this homicide.”
Food donations may be taken to New Kensington Fire Department No. 1, at 785 4th Ave., where a command center has been established as a place for investigators on the Shaw case to rest and eat. Police asked that any food or refreshments be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for Officer Shaw.
Friends wishing to pay their respects will be received Monday and Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at The Rusiewicz of Lower Burrell Funeral Home.
Prayers of transfer will be said Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. and will be followed by Christian funeral mass at 10 a.m. in Mount St. Pete Church, New Kensington.