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Pair Held Without Bail In Baltimore Police Officer Keona Holley's Shooting

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Two men remained in custody without bail Monday while awaiting trial in two shootings, including one that put a Baltimore police officer in the ICU.

Elliot Knox, 31, and Travon Shaw, 32, face attempted murder charges in the shooting last Thursday of Officer Keona Holley and murder charges in the shooting death of Justin Johnson, who was killed hours later.

Shaw was ordered held without bail during a hearing Monday in Baltimore City District Court. Knox's bail review hearing was delayed until Tuesday after his attorney asked for an extra day to review the case.

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

About two hours after Holley was shot, Johnson was fatally shot on Lucia Avenue in Yale Heights. He died of his injuries.

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

Besides seeking more time to review the case, an attorney for Knox has requested that his client be placed in protective custody.

Charging documents for the pair show that Knox told police he was there when Shaw opened fire into Holley's patrol car last Thursday morning. The documents state the men were seen on surveillance video parking down the street from the officer's car before the shooting unfolded.

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

The documents state the pair then drove to Lucia Avenue, where Johnson was murdered, allegedly over money owed to Shaw.

At last check Monday, Holley was on life support at Shock Trauma, where she's listed in critical but stable condition.

As the officer fights for her life, the people who trained her to become a police officer have launched a fundraiser on her behalf.

Danalee Potter works for the Baltimore Police Department's Educational and Training Academy. She's raising money for the officer's family.

"We all just decided to rally together to just support her any way that we can, because we feel like anybody that comes through this training academy becomes part of our family," Potter said.

Potter described Holley as a "very driven trainee" who came to the training academy later in life.

"She had the drive to do better for Baltimore," Potter said. "She loves her community. She loves this city. She pushed herself to make it through the academy."

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

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Posted by Danalee Potter on Saturday, December 18, 2021

Besides the training academy fundraiser, the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police is also raising money for Holley. Click here to learn more.

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