Events, Police/Fire

Funeral, viewing arrangements announced for Officer Keona Holley

BALTIMORE, MD—Funeral and viewing arrangements have been announced for Officer Keona Holley. Officer Holley was killed in an ambush-style attack in December.  Two suspects have been arrested and charged. Her funeral and viewing will be held at Wylie Funeral Home, located at 701 N. Mount Street in Baltimore (21217). Viewings will be held on Sunday, January 9, from 11 a.m. …


Crime, Police/Fire, Politics

U.S., Maryland flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Officer Keona Holley

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the U.S. and Maryland state flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Officer Keona Holley. The Baltimore police officer was taken off of life support on Thursday after being ambushed in her vehicle in Baltimore City on December 16th. “Our hearts are broken over the devastating loss of one of our true …


Officer Keona Holley removed from life support one week after ambush-style shooting

BALTIMORE, MD—Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison on Thursday announced that Officer Keona Holley has been removed from life-support one week after she was shot in an ambush-style attack. At just after 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 16, officers received a report of a vehicle crash in the 4400-block of Pennington Avenue. Upon arrival, police learned that a patrol vehicle had …

Two suspects arrested, charged in connection with shooting of Baltimore police officer

UPDATE: Officer Holley has been taken off of life support. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting of Baltimore Police Officer Keona Holley. The Baltimore Police Department announced the arrest of Elliot Knox, 31, and Travon Shaw, 32, for the ambush-style shooting that occurred on December 16, 2021, in the 4400-block of …

Baltimore police officer shot, suspect sought

UPDATE 4: Officer Holley has been removed from life support. UPDATE 3: Two suspects have been arrested and charged in this case. UPDATE 2: The officer has been identified as Keona Holley, a 2-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department (photo below). She is currently on life support. UPDATE: A $118,000 reward is being offered for information on this case. …

Overnight ATM smash & grab attempt reported at Radecke Avenue convenience store

BALTIMORE, MD—The front of another store was smashed overnight in an attempted ATM theft. At just before 4:30 a.m., suspects in a white van smashed through the front of the 7-Eleven located in the 5400-block of Radecke Avenue (21206). The men were not able to remove the ATM, but the front of the store was heavily damaged. Pieces of broken …

Baltimore County Police Department receives over $222K to reduce backlog of DNA testing

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron on Friday announced $1,835,897 in Department of Justice grants to six Maryland law enforcement agencies to be used to reduce the backlog in DNA testing at their laboratories. The grants will be used to hire additional staff, improve and maintain laboratory capabilities, purchase specialized equipment to improve laboratory operations, and fund technical training and …

Man who robbed more than 35 Maryland businesses sentenced to 14 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A judge this week sentenced a Baltimore man to more than ten years in prison for a string of commercial robberies throughout Maryland. Darnell Gerald Gaither Jr., 27, has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for committing 35 commercial robberies and for brandishing a firearm during some of those robberies. …