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Police officer shot dead in Pennsylvania; gunman at large

An intense search is underway in western Pennsylvania for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer.

The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. Friday in New Kensington, about 18 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Authorities say Officer Brian Shaw was shot after a traffic stop led to his chasing someone on foot.

Police officers from neighboring towns were scouring the area for the shooter early Saturday. SWAT teams and police dogs assisted.

Police have recovered a brown, older-model Jeep Grand Cherokee wanted in connection with the shooting.

Shaw, who had been with the police force less than a year, was photographed last month chatting with a young boy who wanted to show the officer his toy handcuffs.

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