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Couple held without bail in Baltimore police shootings Police Keona Holley – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Two men remained in custody without bail Monday while awaiting trial in two shooting incidents, including one that sent a Baltimore police officer to the ICU.

Elliot Knox, 31, and Travon Shaw, 32, face charges of attempted murder in Last Thursday’s shooting by Officer Keona Holley and murder in Justin Johnson’s shooting death, who was killed a few hours later.

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Shaw was ordered not to be released on bail during a hearing Monday in Baltimore City District Court. Knox’s bail review hearing was delayed until Tuesday after his attorney requested an extra day to review the case.

Holley was in her patrol car on Pennington Avenue in Curtis Bay around 1:30 a.m. Thursday when she was ambushed and shot, the police said. She was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

About two hours after Holley was shot, Johnson was shot dead on Lucia Avenue in Yale Heights. He died from his wounds.

Both men were arrested Friday after police recovered a vehicle of interest based on surveillance video reviewed by detectives. Police also recovered two firearms believed to have been used in both shootings.

In addition to seeking more time to review the case, an attorney for Knox requested that his client be placed under protective custody.

Incriminating documents for the pair show that Knox told police he was there when Shaw opened fire on Holley’s patrol car last Thursday morning. The documents said the men were seen in surveillance video parking down the street from the officer’s vehicle before the shooting broke out.

Holley was shot multiple times, including at least once in the head, according to the indictment documents.

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The documents say the pair then drove to Lucia Avenue, where Johnson was murdered, allegedly for debt to Shaw.

At her final checkup on Monday, Holley was on life support at Shock Trauma, where she was listed in critical but stable condition.

As the officer fought for her life, the people who trained her to be a police officer launched a fundraiser on her behalf.

Danalee Potter works for the Baltimore Police Department’s Education and Training Institute. She is raising money for the officer’s family.

“We all decided to rally together to just support her in any way we could, because we feel like anyone who comes to this training academy becomes part of our family.” Potter said.

Potter described Holley as a “very driven intern” who went to a training academy later while growing up.

“She’s motivated to do better for Baltimore,” Potter said. “She loves her community. She loves this city. She pushed herself to pass the academy. ”

To date, the fundraiser has raised nearly $5,000 in donations.

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In addition to the training academy’s fundraising activities, BAltimore City Fraternity Police are also raising money for Holley. Click here to learn more.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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