Baltimore City Police officer Keona Holley has died after she was removed from life support Thursday afternoon, Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said.
Holley was in her patrol car on Pennington Avenue in Curtis Bay early Thursday morning when she was ambushed and shot, police said. She was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The mother of four was working overtime on the shift, according to police. She joined the department in 2019.
Two men were arrested the next day after police recovered a vehicle of interest based on surveillance video reviewed by detectives. They are being held without bail.
The suspects, Elliot Knox, 31, and Travon Shaw, 32, also face murder charges in the death of Justin Johnson, a 38-year-old man who was shot and killed hours after Holley was shot.
As word spread of Holley’s death, so too did reactions from the community and its leadership, who offered condolences to the officer’s family, friends and colleagues.
“She was way more than a police officer, she was a friend, she was family” said neighbor Shante Wells.
“I’m hurt, I’m hurt. I’m really hurt Because that’s an officer, someone who protected and served for our city” said city resident Pat Redmond.