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Thursday, March 30, 2023

The Baltimore police officer who was shot while sitting in his patrol car has died

Officer Keona Holly was taken off life support, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said in a statement posted to Facebook on Thursday.

“His health has been deteriorating for the past few days and his family has had to make the most difficult decision, in consultation with his doctors,,” Harrison said in the statement. Holly’s “strength, courage and resilience is an inspiration.” To all of us.”

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott praised Holly as a dedicated public servant who worked to protect her community.

“Baltimore Officers will never forget Holly’s sacrifice and commitment to bring change to their beloved city. I request everyone to please keep Officer Holly’s family in your prayers as they are without their mother, daughter, sister and loyal friend.” endure the holiday season.” Baltimore Police said in a Facebook statement.

Harrison said last week that the fatal shooting occurred at 1:30 a.m. on December 16, when an assailant “apparently went from behind the (police) vehicle or above the vehicle and entered the vehicle, hitting our officer.” started firing.” Officials said Holly accelerated the patrol vehicle and crashed.

Two men, 31-year-old Elliot Knox and 32-year-old Travan Shaw, were charged with attempted murder in the shooting last week. He was also charged with murder in the death of Justin Johnson, who was shot in a residence from where Holly was attacked shortly after. Harrison said both suspects have confessed to their crime.

2 suspects charged with shooting that injured a Baltimore police officer as well as a separate shooting that killed one person

“What we know now is that the two shootings are related,” Harrison said last week. “As we now know the perpetrators of the shooting of Officer Holly, they left the scene, went to Lucia Avenue and then murdered Justin Johnson.”

CNN has reached out to the Court Clerk and Public Defender’s office to identify attorneys for the defendants. According to CNN affiliate WBAL, Knox and Shaw are being held without bail. According to court records, a preliminary court hearing for them has been scheduled for January 20.
Marilyn Mosby, attorney for the state of Baltimore City, said in a statement posted on Twitter. She is “heartbroken” and plans to prosecute the suspects “to the fullest extent of the law”.

“As State Attorney for the City of Baltimore, I intend to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law those responsible for this horrific incident. Violence is always unacceptable, especially when the targets are those who defend the city.” Committed,” Mosby said in the statement.


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