A Baltimore police officer who was shot while sitting in his cruiser earlier this month died, according to the Baltimore Police Department.Officer Keona Holley was removed from life support, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said Thursday in a statement posted on Facebook.
His health has deteriorated in recent days and his family, in consultation with his doctors, has had to make the most difficult decision,” Harrison said in the statement, adding that Holley’s “strength, courage and endurance they are an inspiration.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott praised Holley as a dedicated public official who worked to protect the community from her.Baltimore will never forget Officer Holley’s sacrifice and commitment to make a difference in her beloved city. I ask all of you to please keep Officer Holley’s family in your prayers as they endure the holiday season without their mother, daughter , sister and loyal friend, “he said. he said she in the Baltimore police Facebook statement. What we know now is that the two shots are related.
Harrison said after Holley was shot. “As we now know, the perpetrators of Officer Holley’s shooting, they left that scene, went to Lucia Avenue and then committed the murder of Justin Johnson.A spokesman for the Maryland Public Defender’s Office, which represents Shaw, had no comment Sunday. CNN is trying to identify Knox’s attorney.
Knox and Shaw are being held without bail, according to CNN affiliate WBAL. A preliminary court hearing for them is scheduled for January 20, according to court records.
Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore City state attorney, said in a statement posted on Twitter that she is “heartbroken” and plans to prosecute the suspects to the “full extent of the law. As the Baltimore City State’s Attorney, I intend to prosecute to the full extent of the law those responsible for this horrific incident. Violence is always unacceptable, especially when the target is those who are committed to protecting out of town, “Mosby said. she said in the statement. The fatal shooting occurred at 1:30 a.m. Dec. 16.