PITTSBURGH - The father of the man awaiting trial for the shooting death of a New Kensington police officer has been charged with witness intimidation, police said.
Gregory Baucum was arrested Thursday morning in Homewood.
Baucum’s son, Rahmael Holt, is charged in the shooting death of Officer Brian Shaw during a traffic stop in November 2017.
Detectives say one of the witnesses recieved a Facebook message from Baucum in January that said "So u snitched on my son too, didn't know that was u till i did my research."
Police say Baucum found the witness' account she gave to police and posted it on public social media groups identifying her and calling her the "cheese eater snitch."
BREAKING —>— Melanie Marsalko (@WPXIMelanie) March 28, 2019
Rahmael Holt’s father — Gregory Baucum — was just picked up this morning and is being charged with witness intimidation.
Deputies picked him up in Homewood.
Holt is still awaiting trial, charged with killing New Ken Officer Brian Shaw.. #WPXI pic.twitter.com/f5ttxVoM3o
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