UPDATED 3:38 P.M. EDT U.S.A. A manhunt is under way in Louisiana for Travis Boys, who allegedly shot and killed New Orleans police officer Daryle Holloway this morning.
In a statement, NOPD said Holloway was found shot in the front seat of a police SUV he was using to transport Boys to Orleans Parrish Prison. The vehicle had crashed into an electric pole near a Shell gas station in the area of of North Claiborne Ave. and Elysian Fields Ave.
“EMS discovered Officer Holloway in the front seat of the vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound to his body,” police said. “EMS transported the officer to the hospital, where he later died.”
Holloway, a father of three, was a 22-year veteran of the department, police said.
From the statement by police (italics added):
Holloway had been transporting Travis Boys, a 33-year-old black male, from NOPD to Orleans Parish Prison after Boys had been arrested for aggravated battery and outstanding warrants. Holloway was not the arresting officer. According to the initial investigation, Boys shot Officer Holloway from within the vehicle during the transport. After the vehicle crashed, Boys fled the scene. NOPD has identified Boys as the suspect for the murder of Officer Holloway, and a manhunt is underway for his arrest.
“This is a tragic and very sad day for our police department and for the city of New Orleans,” said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. “Officer Holloway was a dedicated police officer who proudly served his community for more than 20 years and was a father of three. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. We have identified the suspect as Travis Boys, and we are working with our regional, state and federal law enforcement partners to arrest him for this heinous crime. 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.”
Assisting in the manhunt are regional and state law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Marshals Service, police said.
— NOPD (@NOPDNews) June 20, 2015