Baltimore police officer Keona Holley was shot while sitting in a patrol car died in the hospital a week after the ambush according to News 7 Boston. The 39-year old was taken off life support as her condition continued to worsen due to the gun wounds. Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said in a Facebook statement,“Her health has been deteriorating over the last couple of days and her family, in consultation with her doctors, has had to make the most difficult decision.”
“Our prayers are with Officer Holley’s family and loved ones, co-workers, and the entire community. I thank her and the entire BPD community for their commitment, service, and sacrifice. We mourn Officer Holley’s death together and we will heal together,” Harrison added. The shooting took place around 1:30 a.m. on December 16 when someone approached and shot the car, hitting Holley. Holley reportedl accelerated the patrol car and crashed.
Two men, 31-year old Elliot Knox and 32-year old Travon Shaw arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting. The pair was also charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 38-year old Justin Johnson who they shot and killed 2 hours after they shot Holley.
Meanwhile, Signal 13 foundation, a nonprofit which aims to help Baltimore officers and their families in difficult times, is working on supporting Holley’s family. So the non-profit has raised over $36,000 in donations that will go to Holley’s 4 children, supporting their education and other needs.
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