Officer Brian Shaw of the New Kensington (PA) Police Department was killed Friday night at a traffic stop. (Photo: Allegheny County)

Officer Brian Shaw of the New Kensington (PA) Police Department was killed Friday night at a traffic stop. (Photo: Allegheny County)

A manhunt is underway for a man suspected of killing a rookie Pennsylvania police officer Friday night.

Officer Brian Shaw was shot in the chest around 8:15 p.m. Friday in New Kensington, about 18 miles (29 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh. The shooting occurred during a foot chase that began shortly after a traffic stop, NBC 10 reports.

Shaw had served as a part-time officer in three other towns before joining the New Kensington police force full time in June. He was taken to a hospital after the shooting but was pronounced dead there a short time later, according to authorities.

Authorities are offering a $40,000 reward for information on the shooting. The FBI has contributed $25,000 to the reward, while the U.S. Marshals Service offered $5,000 and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will contribute up to $10,000.

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