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New Orleans police officer killed while transporting suspect

20 Jun

By KEVIN McGILL
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A handcuffed prisoner in a moving police cruiser managed to grab a gun, fatally shoot the officer at the wheel and escape from the vehicle, which careened into a utility pole at a busy intersection, police said Saturday.

Officer Daryle Holloway, 45, died at a hospital, police chief Michael Harrison said. Meanwhile, an intense manhunt was on for Travis Boys, 33, the suspect who had been arrested on an aggravated assault charge and was being taken to jail when he escaped.

(City of New Orleans via AP). This undated photo provided by the City of New Orleans shows Travis Boys.  The New Orleans Police Department said Officer Daryle Holloway was shot while transporting Travis Boys, who managed to get his handcuffed hands fro...

The New Orleans Crimestoppers organization announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to Boys’ arrest

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