06/25/2012

Suspect held in fatal shooting of Denver officer

A female police officer was shot and killed at a city park where families had gathered for a free weekly jazz concert

Associated Press

DENVER — Denver police say a 21-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting death of a policewoman at a city park.

Police Chief Robert White said Monday that Rollen Oliver was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Officer Celena Hollis on Sunday.

Hollis was a single mother.

Police say she was trying to break up a fight when she was shot in the head. She was in uniform and working off-duty.

White says investigators don't believe the shots were aimed at Hollis, but they're not sure.

Earlier, police said they arrested one man on a weapons charge but didn't believe he was involved in the officer's shooting. It wasn't immediately clear if that was Oliver or someone else.

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