By Steve Dellar  |  02-21-2018   News
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Our thoughts and prayers are with Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa and his family this morning as we are informed that he passed away an American hero whilst in the line of duty.

The Mobile police officer was shot late Tuesday evening and then rushed to the University of South Alabama Medical Center where he later died of his wounds.

Mr Billa was responding to a shooting that happened on Avondale Court and Crawford Lane, according to witnesses.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OfficerDown?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OfficerDown</a> In Mobile, Alabama.<br>Officer Justin Billa was killed in the line of duty early this morning. We pray for his family, friends, and loved ones. <a href="https://t.co/XU8h8TlT4h">pic.twitter.com/XU8h8TlT4h</a></p>&mdash; Andrew (@andrewdecker593) <a href="https://twitter.com/andrewdecker593/status/966282563831640064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 21, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The suspect, identified as Mr Robert Hollie also passed away. It is at this point unknown how he died, whether it was self-inflicted or by police.

The police report states that SWAT teams arrived on the scene around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday as a person had barricaded themselves in a home.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Suspect, Robert Hollie, has also been pronounced dead. It’s unclear at this time if it was suicide or if he was killed by police.</p>&mdash; Mary Smith (@MarySmithWKRG) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarySmithWKRG/status/966238484456407040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 21, 2018</a></blockquote>

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According to Mobile Police Chief, Mr Lawrence Battiste: Mr Hollie opened fire on officers who had set a perimeter around his Toulminville residence, striking Police Officer Billa.

Mr Battiste added that at least one officer fired shots at the scene, however it is unknown if they struck Mr Hollie.

Source:

https://twitter.com/WKRG/status/966239035793518592

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