Police Officer Keona Schannel Holley

Police Officer Keona Schannel Holley

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, December 23, 2021

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Keona Schannel Holley

Police Officer Keona Holley succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on December 16th, 2021, when she was ambushed in the 4400 block of Pennington Avenue.

She was sitting in her patrol car at about 1:30 am when two men approached from behind and opened fire, shooting her multiple times. Both men then went to another location approximately 10 miles away, where they murdered another man who owed one of them $100.

Officer Holley was transported to a local hospital where she remained in critical condition until succumbing to her wounds on December 23rd, 2021.

Both suspects were arrested several days after the initial shooting and charged in connection with both incidents. One of the suspects was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life without parole. The shooter was convicted and sentenced to two life sentences without parole.

Officer Holley had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for two years. She is survived by her four children, parents, and sister.

In 2021, Pennington Avenue was renamed in honor of Police Officer Keona Holley.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 16, 2021
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Life without parole


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Rest in peace Officer Holly on this 3rd anniversary of your departure, I wish that we could have become introduced you are apart of my family in Baltimore and we here in NEW York Will never forget you or my daughter's family especially your mother Ms. Karen Holly and your sister Lawanda and your children.

Raymond Sykes Sr.

December 7, 2023

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