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Alabama Officer Killed by Murder Suspect, Suspect Found Dead After Barricade

February 21, 2018  | 

Mobile, AL, police officer Justin Billa was killed Tuesday night by a murder suspect. The suspect was found dead after a barricade incident. (Photo: Mobile PD)
Mobile, AL, police officer Justin Billa was killed Tuesday night by a murder suspect. The suspect was found dead after a barricade incident. (Photo: Mobile PD)

A Mobile, AL, police officer was shot late Tuesday evening and rushed to the University of South Alabama Medical Center where he died.

Officer Justin Billa was shot and mortally wounded by a murder suspect at a residence. The suspect identified as Robert Hollie is dead following a barricade incident. It is unknown if he committed suicide or was killed by responding officers. 

WKRG TV reports SWAT teams arrived on the scene around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. The barricade situation ended around 2:45 a.m.

The shooting suspect is also connected to a woman's body found Tuesday evening on West Ridge Road, according to an email sent to city officials by the Mobile Police Department.

Officer Billa worked in the Third Precinct and had been an officer since January 2016. He was named officer of the month in June 2016.

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Jon Retired LEO @ 2/21/2018 10:56 AM

Rest in Peace Officer Billa and prayers to your family and the Mobile, Alabama Police Department. At least the suspect is dead and no trial at taxpayer expense, however that does not ease the suffering of the officer's family any.

Tony Rocha @ 2/24/2018 10:05 AM

Rest In Peace brother. God will watch over your family and we will take the rest of your watch.

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