Suspect who slipped out of handcuffs and shot dead New Orleans cop, arrested after manhunt

Police in New Orleans say they have arrested a suspect they believe managed to slip into the front seat of a police vehicle while handcuffed and shoot the police officer who was transporting him to jail.

The New Orleans Police Department, in brief announcements on social media, announced the arrest Sunday morning of 33-year-old Travis Boys. The arrest follows a 24-hour manhunt for Boys, who escaped from the vehicle after allegedly shooting and killing Officer Daryle Holloway.

Holloway, 45, had been a member of the New Orleans Police Department since 1992. He was the father of three children.

Boys was under arrest on an aggravated assault charge at the time of the shooting. It was unclear how he allegedly obtained a weapon, worked his handcuffed wrists from behind his back and got through a barrier that separated him from the front seat.

Police suspect Bous smuggled the gun into the car.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu decried the killing as “the lowest of the low” and called on the public to help police with information on Boys’ whereabouts.

“Killing an officer in the line of duty is an attack on our community that will not stand,” Landrieu said in a statement.

“The heart and soul of New Orleans is heavy today as our community mourns one of our city’s finest.”

Holloway’s ex-wife and three daughters and son are in mourning, left with Father’s Day gifts they will never get to give him.

‘They’re taking it pretty hard,’ his ex-wife Nicole Holloway told the New York Daily News in reference to their three teenage daughters.

Following the incident, Mayor Mitch Landrieu released a statement calling Boys’ act cowardly.

‘This despicable, cowardly act represents the lowest of the low. Killing an officer in the line of duty is an attack on our community that will not stand,’ he said.

‘We are bringing together every law enforcement resource at our disposal to find, capture and prosecute Travis Boys for this heinous crime.

‘The heart and soul of New Orleans is heavy today as our community mourns one of our city’s finest.

‘The thoughts and prayers of all New Orleanians are with Officer Holloway’s friends and family and with the entire NOPD family.’

Harrison said that justice will be served and that Boys will pay for what he did.

‘He will be caught and he will be brought to justice for the murder of Officer Holloway and for this assault on our entire community,’ he said.

Police and other law enforcement, including state troopers, St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputies are searching for Boys, who was initially arrested on an aggravated assault charge, Gamble said.

Source: The DailyMail

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