New Orleans Cops Nab Escapee Who Fatally Shot Officer

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Daryle Holloway

After an intense manhunt, New Orleans police on Sunday arrested a 33-year-old man accused of shooting and killing a 22-year veteran of the Police Department, according to NOLA. Officers arrested Travis Boys, 33, a suspect in the Saturday shooting death of Officer Daryle Holloway, the report says.

Boys was captured in the city's Lower 9th Ward after a brief chase following the shooting that occurred when Boys escaped from the back of the officer's police car, the report says.


The officer had been transporting Boys to central lockup when Boys managed to slip his cuffed hands from behind his back, produce a hidden gun and shoot Holloway, police said. Holloway crashed his police vehicle in a utility pole and Boys escaped, the report says. Boys had been arrested during a previous shift on an aggravated assault charge, according to the news outlet.

Holloway, 46, died shortly after 9 a.m. after being rushed to a hospital, NOLA writes.

Read more at NOLA.

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