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Man accused of murdering an off duty Birmingham Police officer had first court appearance Tuesday

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BIRMINGHAM, AL - The man who authorities say shot and killed an off-duty Birmingham police officer went before a judge today to hear his charges.

Patrick Johnson, 40, has been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Officer Keary Hollis.

The shooting happened Saturday evening at a convenience store at Avenue Y and Bush Boulevard in Ensley.  Hollis, a five-year veteran of the police force, was shot after an apparent argument.

Johnson  is being held without bond in the Jefferson County Jail.

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