GREENSBURG, Pa. — The trial for the man accused of killing New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw started on Monday.
Jurors not only heard from officers who responded, but they also watched surveillance video that captured the entire incident.
Shaw was running after a suspect after he failed to pull his car over. Seconds later, Shaw was shot.
Rahmael Holt is charged with first-degree murder in Shaw's death in 2017.
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Holt was expressionless when the video was played in court.
Shaw radioed that he was shot and in less than two minutes, several officers were on-scene administering CPR.
Arnold police Sgt. Shannon Santucci-Davis testified Shaw was in and out of consciousness, saying, "We thought he was coming back. I was holding his head and he looked at us...then he went out again."
Shaw died a short time later.
Defense attorney Tim Dawson called it an emotional day in the courtroom.
"It's a difficult case to litigate when you all into the courtroom and it's filled with family, friends and fellow officers of Brian Shaw. It's a very difficult situation, very emotional," Dawson said.
There also was unexpected drama in the courtroom when a male juror was dismissed. Channel 11 was told that juror did not follow the judge's instructions.
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