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Birmingham police officer killed identified

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The Birmingham Police officer killed Saturday night has been identified as 35-year-old Keary Hollis.

Around 10 p.m. Saturday, Birmingham Police received a call about an off-duty police officer shot in the 2500 block of Bush Boulevard in Ensley.  When they arrived, they found Hollis inside his vehicle which had run into an abandoned building. He was suffering from a gunshot wound to his body. Hollis was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shortly after finding Hollis, a perimeter was set up in the area to search for a suspect.  Roads were closed and K9 units were brought in to assist with the search.

Overnight, Birmingham Police detained a person of interest.  No charges have been filed. Sunday afternoon, Lt. Sean Edwards with the Birmingham Police said detectives are still questioning the person of interest.

Keary Hollis was an officer with the West Precinct and had been with the Birmingham Police Department for 5 ½ years.  According to information released by the Birmingham Police Department, Hollis had just celebrated the birth of a son two weeks ago.

According to Hollis’ Facebook page, he was a 1998 graduate of Wenonah High School in Birmingham.

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