Officer Keona Holley was ambushed last week while sitting in her patrol vehicle. She was taken off of life support Thursday. (Photo: Baltimore PD/Facebook) -

Officer Keona Holley was ambushed last week while sitting in her patrol vehicle. She was taken off of life support Thursday. (Photo: Baltimore PD/Facebook)

A Baltimore police officer shot last week in an ambush died Thursday after she was removed from life support.

Officer Keona Holley, 39, was shot around 1:35 a.m. a week ago Thursday. She was a mother, sister and daughter who the mayor said volunteered to work overtime in an area that is known for violence.

Baltimore police said Holley's family -- in discussion with her doctors -- made the difficult decision to take her off life support two days before Christmas, WBAL reports.

Baltimore police said Holley was in her a second year as an officer, serving in the Southern District. Charging documents say she was shot twice in the back of the head while in her patrol car. Days later, police arrested Travon Shaw, 32, and Elliot Knox, 31. Police said both men were connected to another shooting an hour after the shooting of Holley.

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