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Baltimore City Officials Provide Update on Officer Keona Holley Shooting Investigation – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Mayor Brandon Scott, State Attorney Marilyn Mosby and Police Commissioner Michael Harrison convened a news conference Friday to provide an update on the shooting investigation. Baltimore Police Officer Keona Holley.

The press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Baltimore Police Headquarters. It will air on WJZ and be streamed on CBSN Baltimore.

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Holley has been on life support in the intensive care unit at Shock Trauma since she was shot multiple times early Thursday morning in an apparent ambush in Curtis Bay.

Homicide detectives, who have taken over the investigation due to Holley’s condition, ever since has recalled a vehicle of interest and is interviewing several people believed to have information about the shooting, Harrison said on Thursday night.

Holley was sitting in her patrol car along Pennington Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Thursday when someone approached from behind and opened fire on the vehicle. Shot several times, this officer plunged into life-threatening Traumatic Shock.

Local, state and federal governments have issued rewards of $118,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter Holley.

“The vehicle (of interest) has been identified and is currently in our custody,” Harrison said. “Detectives are currently interviewing a number of individuals potentially involved in this investigation.”

The commissioner said it was not clear whether Holley knew his shooter and that investigators had yet to identify the person or those they believe carried out the shooting.

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During a press conference Thursday night, Holley’s sister impatiently implored anyone with information about the case to come and share it with police.

“I would ask you, if you had an honest, kind and empathetic skeleton in your body, would you be able to speak up and say something,” Lawanda Sykes said. “Let’s go out and say something.”

Sykes describes Holley, a two-year veteran of the force, as a devoted mother, sister, daughter and police officer who often puts the needs of the community above her own.

She had words for the man who shot her sister.

“You are a coward,” Sykes said. “…She is stronger than you have ever been, and the force behind her is stronger than you will ever be. You take nothing. You just made us realize how much she needs, how much she loves, how much she is appreciated. She leaves the house every day and sticks her feet in the dirt to serve this city. She deserves better.”

The Maryland State Police, the FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting with the investigation into Officer Holley’s shooting.

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Anyone with a tip can call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-Lockup. You can stay anonymous.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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