Woman helped suspected cop killer elude capture for days, police paperwork states


NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. - Channel 11 is getting new information about how a woman allegedly helped a suspected cop killer elude capture for days.

Six people, most of them relatives of Rahmael Holt, have now been charged with helping the man suspected of shooting and killing New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw last month.

Lisa Harrington was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of driving Holt just after the shooting.

Three days after the fatal shooting of Officer Brian Shaw, police questioned Harrington about her cousin, Holt, the suspected shooter.


Police say Harrington told them she saw Holt about a half hour before the shooting and gave him money, but never saw him again.

Outside the police department last week, Harrington's mother defended her daughter.

"She didn't do nothing wrong, so everybody needs to get her face off the news 'cause she didn't do nothing, she had nothing to do with this mess," Charlene Harrington said.

But police now say Harrington lied to them and attempted to help Holt elude capture.

According to the criminal complaint, Harrington let Holt use her cellphone shortly after the shooting.

The complaint goes on to say that just an hour after the shooting, she drove Holt from New Kensington to his girlfriend's house in Harrison Township, Allegheny County.


In court paperwork filed last week, investigators indicated that Harrington went to a home in New Kensington the day after the shooting and removed the murder weapon, but there is no mention of that in the complaint filed against Harrington, and police have not found the gun.

Six people, including Holt's mother Sherry, are now charged with hindering apprehension.

Lisa Harrington remains in jail on $75,000 bond. Holt's mother posted $100,000 bail and is out of jail.



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