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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Contact: Charlene Hennessy

ATF Announces Reward for Information Leading to Arrest of Murder Suspect in Officer’s Death

PHILADELPHIA – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Philadelphia Field Division is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting and killing of Brian Shaw, a Patrolman with the New Kensington Police Department in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. This reward is being offered along with $5,000 from the United States Marshal Service and $25,000 from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, totaling a reward of $40,000.

On November 17, 2017, at approximately 8:07 p.m., New Kensington Patrolman Brian Shaw, while on duty and in uniform, was fatally wounded after conducting a traffic stop near the 1200 block of Leishman Avenue in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. A foot pursuit ensued and shots were fired. Patrolman Shaw was shot multiple times and was transported to Allegheny Valley Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

ATF agents responded to the scene and continue to assist Westmoreland County Detectives with the investigation and the apprehension of the shooting suspect.

Officer Shaw was 25 years old and was on the New Kensington Police Department for less than one year.

Anyone having information should call the ATF 24/7 hotline at 1-888-ATF-GUNS (1-888-283-4867), email: or submit a tip anonymously by using the ReportIt App on your mobile phone.


Philadelphia Field Division