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Monday
Jun252012

Denver Police Officer, Celena Hollis Killed At Jazz Concert in the Park

Yesterday, one of my Facebook friends mentioned that she had left a jazz concert in the park before the shooting started. Shooting at a jazz concert in the park? Didn't think much about it until this morning when she posted a photo of police officer Celena Hollis and said that she'd been killed at the jazz concert. You can see the photo over on the Facebook page.  Officer Hollis was shot in the HEAD while trying to break up a fight. 

The single mother and board member of a prestigious police officers’ association was shot and killed trying to break up an altercation toward the end of the Jazz in the Park concert just after 8 p.m. Sunday.

Hundreds were in the park attending the kickoff event for the popular concert series when a fight broke out between two groups at approximately 8:07 p.m. Denver police officers were attempting to break up the fight when shots were fired.

The female officer was shot in the head and rushed to Denver Health Medical Center. She died from her injuries shortly after arrival.KDVR

Who brings a gun to a Jazz concert in the park? Who the heck gets into a FIGHT at a jazz concert. Who the heck shoots a police officer in the head at a jazz concert in a park?

 

Ironically, she moved from Detroit to Denver! WOW!

 

 

Reader Comments (7)

Just awful!

RIP Celena.

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLorna Jerome

I suspect that the word jazz was attached to the name of the concert, but that there were a number of acts that are probably just regular contempirary R&B. They seem to add the word jazz to alot of summer outdoor concerts aimed at black people nowadays. So thug types see who's playing and just go, regardless of what the concert is called.

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterScipio Africanus

Terrible. Here is the twitter account and Facebook page of the animal arrested for the shooting:

www.facebook.com/boogie.oliver.7

twitter.com/Boog_Da_Bank

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrina

@ Who brings a gun to a Jazz concert in the park


Gang-bangers, who else? We quit going to City Park Jazz a couple of years ago when the punks started strutting around the park, making a big show of being there. Hate to say it but we saw something like this coming.

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

As a Denver native, no, the word "jazz" isn't just attached to make it seem more palatable. The problem is that the festival is free and takes place near a part of the park that has a history of gang activity and violence. My parents and my used to take me there as a little girl, but I see things have changed a lot since then.

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBlackLizLemon

SMH...the jazz concerts at the parks in LA and Long Beach are one gang flash mob away. The funny part is the tickets are expensive. The thugs, rauchiness, weed smoking, cursing, drunkiness behavior have ran me off. I have to travel to Newport Beach, were the civilized dwell.

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLD

What kinds of animals bring weapons to a concert, much less a jazz concert?

Sigh. Don't even know what to say about the madness going on anymore. Just horrible.

June 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSpinster

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