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Latest developments in arrest of Rahmael Holt, suspect in New Kensington cop killing

Rich Cholodofsky
| Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:18 a.m
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Rahmael Sal Holt readies himself to face the public as he leaves District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr.’s office in New Kensington on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, escorted by New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein, and Westmoreland County Det. Ray Dupilka.
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New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein (right) and Westmoreland County Det. Ray Dupilka escort Rahmael Sal Holt into district court in New Kensington for arraignment on charges of murdering police Officer Brian Shaw Friday night.
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Rahmael Sal Holt is escorted into district court in New Kensington Tuesday morning by Westmoreland County Det. Ray Dupilka (left) and New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein to face charges of murdering New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw.
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New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein (left) and Westmoreland County Detective Ray Dupilka take Rahmael Sal Holt from his arraignment on murder charges in New Kensington on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.
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New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein (white shirt) gets a hug from Lower Burrell Detective Sgt. Zach Beam after the arraignment of accused cop killer Rahmael Sal Holt in New Kensington on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.
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A caravan of police cars leave the New Kensington district judge office Tuesday morning to take accused cop killer Rahmael Sal Holt to the Westmoreland County Jail, where he will be kept without bond to await trial on charges of murdering New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw.
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Sheriff's deputies wait outside of District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr.'s office on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 while accused killer Rahmael Sal Holt is arraigned.
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Accused cop killer Rahmael Sal Holt steps out of a New Kensington police car for his arraignment at District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr.'s office on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.
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New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein watches as the door is closed on the New Kensington police car transporting Rahmael Sal Holt to the Westmoreland County jail after his arraignment in New Kensington on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.
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Rahmael Sal Holt readies himself to face the public as he leaves District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr.’s office in New Kensington on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, escorted by New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein, and Westmoreland County Det. Ray Dupilka.
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New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein (right) and Westmoreland County Det. Ray Dupilka escort Rahmael Sal Holt into district court in New Kensington for arraignment on charges of murdering police Officer Brian Shaw Friday night.
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Rahmael Sal Holt is escorted into district court in New Kensington Tuesday morning by Westmoreland County Det. Ray Dupilka (left) and New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein to face charges of murdering New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw.
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New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein (left) and Westmoreland County Detective Ray Dupilka take Rahmael Sal Holt from his arraignment on murder charges in New Kensington on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.
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New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein (white shirt) gets a hug from Lower Burrell Detective Sgt. Zach Beam after the arraignment of accused cop killer Rahmael Sal Holt in New Kensington on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.
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A caravan of police cars leave the New Kensington district judge office Tuesday morning to take accused cop killer Rahmael Sal Holt to the Westmoreland County Jail, where he will be kept without bond to await trial on charges of murdering New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw.
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Sheriff's deputies wait outside of District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr.'s office on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 while accused killer Rahmael Sal Holt is arraigned.
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Accused cop killer Rahmael Sal Holt steps out of a New Kensington police car for his arraignment at District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr.'s office on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.
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New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein watches as the door is closed on the New Kensington police car transporting Rahmael Sal Holt to the Westmoreland County jail after his arraignment in New Kensington on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.
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State Trooper Steve Lamani organizes law enforcement agents outside of District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr.’s office on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 during the arraignment of accused killer Rahmael Sal Holt.
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Police have identified Rahmael Sal Holt as the suspect in the shooting death of New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw.
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Police have identified Rahmael Sal Holt as the suspect in the shooting death of New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw.
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State Trooper Steve Limani speaks to reporters outside the New Kensington police station after announcing the arrest of accused cop killer Rahmeal Sal Holt in Pittsburgh early Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
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New Kensington District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr. arrives at his office Tuesday morning to prepare for the criminal arraignment of accused cop killer Rahmeal Sal Holt. Nov. 21, 2017
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Police cars from departments around the region pack the parking lot of the New Kensington Police Department after word broke early Tuesday morning that a SWAT team arrested Rahmael Sal Holt, accused of killing New Kensington Officer Brian Shaw on Friday night.
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Police officers leave the New Kensington Police station Tuesday morning after learning that accused cop killer Rahmael Sal Holt had been arrested without incident in Pittsburgh.
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A Harrison police car leaves the New Kensington station Tuesday morning after the announcement that police arrested Rahmael Sal Holt in Pittsburgh earlier in the morning.
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Police identified Rahmael Sal Holt as the suspect in the shooting death of New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw.
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Rahmael Sal Holt is escorted into district court in New Kensington Tuesday morning by Westmoreland County Det. Ray Dupilka (left) and New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein to face charges of murdering New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw.
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New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein (right) and Westmoreland County Det. Ray Dupilka escort Rahmael Sal Holt into district court in New Kensington for arraignment on charges of murdering police Officer Brian Shaw Friday night.
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New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein (left) and Westmoreland County Detective Ray Dupilka take Rahmael Sal Holt from his arraignment on murder charges in New Kensington on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.
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New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein (white shirt) gets a hug from Lower Burrell Detective Sgt. Zach Beam after the arraignment of accused cop killer Rahmael Sal Holt in New Kensington on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.
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Bystanders use cell phones to photograph accused killer Rahmael Sal Holt as he leaves District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr.’s office in New Kensington on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
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A caravan of police cars leave the New Kensington district judge office Tuesday morning to take accused cop killer Rahmael Sal Holt to the Westmoreland County Jail, where he will be kept without bond to await trial on charges of murdering New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw.
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Heavily armed officers surround District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr.'s office during the arraignment of accused killer Rahmael Sal Holt on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
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Accused killer Rahmael Sal Holt is lead into District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr.’s office for his arraignment on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
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Police cars from departments around the region pack the parking lot of the New Kensington Police Department after word broke early Tuesday morning that a SWAT team arrested Rahmael Sal Holt, accused of killing New Kensington Officer Brian Shaw on Friday night.
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State Trooper Steve Limani speaks to reporters outside the New Kensington police station after announcing the arrest of accused cop killer Rahmeal Sal Holt in Pittsburgh early Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
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New Kensington District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr. arrives at his office Tuesday morning to prepare for the criminal arraignment of accused cop killer Rahmeal Sal Holt. Nov. 21, 2017
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Police officers leave the New Kensington Police station Tuesday morning after learning that accused cop killer Rahmael Sal Holt had been arrested without incident in Pittsburgh.
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After a days-long manhunt, police on Tuesday arrested Rahmael Sal Holt on charges of killing New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw during a traffic stop Friday.

Holt, 29, was arrested in the Hazelwood section of Pittsburgh early Tuesday morning along with several members of his family accused of hindering his apprehension.

Press conference after Rahmael Holt, suspected killer of New Kensington officer Brian Shaw, was arraigned earlier in the morning.

Posted by TribLive on Tuesday, November 21, 2017


10 a.m.

Police were scheduled to give a press briefing around 10 a.m. in the New Kensington council chambers.


9:39 a.m.

Sources confirmed that the handcuffs Holt wore as he was arrested and arraigned belonged to Officer Shaw.


9:35 a.m.

Westmoreland County Detective Ray Dupilka said the help from multiple agencies was integral to the investigation and apprehension. He expects “at least” eight additional people to be arrested in connection with Holt’s days on the run.

“We were able to draw on the resources of the FBI, the ATF, the U.S. Marshal’s Service, state police and local law enforcement in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties,” Dupilka said. “Everyone working together towards a successful apprehension.”

Within 24 hours of the shooting, Holt was bouncing from house to house in an effort to hide from investigators, he said.


9:24 a.m.

After his arraignment, Holt was transferred to the Westmoreland County Prison. Police will hold a press briefing at New Kensington City Hall later Tuesday morning.


9:12 a.m.

Holt arrived in New Kensington at about 9 a.m. for his arraignment before District Judge Frank Pallone, and was held without bail.


8:54 a.m.


8:25 a.m.

Friends and family were accused of helping Holt in the three days he was on the run; his mother was among nearly a dozen people police arrested on Ladora Way.

Police were working hard to find and arrest Holt before Shaw’s funeral service Wednesday. Visitation Monday drew hundreds of mourners and was scheduled to continue Tuesday evening — now with a great weight of uncertainty lifted.

Rich Cholodofsky is a Tribune-Review staff reporter. You can contact Rich at 724-830-6293, rcholodofsky@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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