Man Suspected of Fatally Shooting New Orleans Cop Arrested
New Orleans police have apprehended 33-year-old Travis Boys, accused of fatally shooting Daryle Holloway, a 22-year NOPD veteran, while being transported in the back of Holloway’s squad car.
The shooting took place on Saturday morning, the Times-Picayune reports. Boys was arrested in the Lower 9th Ward on Sunday after a city-wide manhunt.
From the Times-Picayune, on the shooting:
Boys was arrested for aggravated assault and on his way to Central Lockup around 8 a.m. when he somehow managed to maneuver his hands — which were handcuffed behind his back — to his front and make his way through an opening in the cage inside Holloway’s vehicle, said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. He and Holloway fought, Harrison said, before Boys managed to fatally shoot the 22-year veteran officer and father. Boys then fled the area, police said, while Holloway — having crashed his police SUV into a utility pole near North Claiborne and Elysian Fields avenues — was rushed to an area hospital.
“There’s speculation he was double jointed,” New Orleans Police Department spokesman Tyler Gamble told the New York Daily News. “He didn’t get out of the handcuffs. He made his way to the front of the car through an opening in the police cage. The officer tried to stop him from leaving the vehicle, but he wasn’t able to because of his injury.”
Police said no one was hurt during Boys’ arrest on Sunday.
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