A Mobile, Alabama police officer was fatally shot in a confrontation with a murder suspect Tuesday night.
Officer Justin Billa approached Robert Hollie in the area of Crawford Lane and Avondale Court near Martin Luther King Avenue when the shooting occurred, according to
WALA-TV.Billa was wounded and rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators said Hollie killed his ex-wife, Fonda Poellnitz, earlier that night near her home on West Ridge Road. After shooting the officer, he barricaded himself in his home on Avondale Court.
SWAT officers surrounded the residence a…