Earlier Tuesday night, police in Mobile say Holly and shot and killed his ex-wife, Fonda Poellnitz, at her home on Redmond Street, then went back to his house.
Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste said Officer Justin Billa was shot as he approached a murder suspect in the area of Crawford Lane and Avondale Court near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
An Honor Escort for fallen Mobile police officer Justin Billa will roll at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
- An hourslong standoff in Alabama ended with both the suspect and a police officer dead.
During that interview, Billa also told FOX10 News that he shares a moment with his wife every day before he goes to work.
Instead, Hollie began shooting and struck Billa. A police department spokesperson said that funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized but may be announced Thursday. "That's my ideal of good policing and I feel like that's what the chief is working toward". Billa works in the Third Precinct and has been a police officer since January this year.
Fox News said the dead woman's daughter, Octavia Poellnitz, said there was was bad blood between her mother and and Mr Hollie.
"Why would you do that to my momma", she said, lashing out at her father.
As WALA-TV reporter Rudy Harper introduced the officer, he noted that Billa was "just six months into the job, a job he wants to do for the rest of his life".
There continues to be a large police presence on Avondale Court and the USA Medical Center.