Mobile officer killed in the line of duty

Scene on Crawford Lane in Mobile after a police officer was

A Mobile Police officer was shot and killed Tuesday night in Toulminville.

After an hours long standoff with police, the suspect, Robert Hollie, was found dead in his home early this morning.

Police in Mobile say it happened just after midnight when they responded to a shooting on Avondale Court.

Fox News said the dead woman's daughter, Octavia Poellnitz, said there was was bad blood between her mother and and Mr Hollie.

An Honor Escort for fallen Mobile police officer Justin Billa will roll at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Chief Battiste said his officers returned fire.

The suspect was then found dead inside the home. He was named the department's officer of the month that June, winning a commendation for investigating complaints of robberies committed by a man whom he later arrested. "That's my ideal of good policing and I feel like that's what the chief is working towards".

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Bad news comes out of the city of Mobile.

"Why would you do that to my momma", she said, lashing out at her father. "And I make sure I do the same".

Billa leaves behind his wife and a one-year-old child.

A Mobile, Ala., police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday night (Feb. 20), AL.com reported.

In July 2017, Billa was interviewed by WALA-TV for a segment on the police force's relationship with community members. Officer Billa's death affects more than just the Mobile Police Department. I'm praying for the officer.

Also, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statement. He didn't offer much information on Billa, saying he still needed to visit the University of South Alabama Medical and speak with Billa's wife.

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