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A 22-year veteran officer of the New Orleans Police Department was shot and killed by a suspect while taking the man to jail Saturday morning.
Officer Daryle Holloway, 46, was shot while taking Travis Boys, who was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and outstanding warrants earlier, to central lockup, according to police Chief Michael Harrison.
“He was a very lively person, full of personality,” said Harrison, who served together with Holloway. “You couldn’t be around Daryle for three minutes without being his friend.”
Apparently Boys, 33, is double jointed and was able to pull his arms from behind his back, Harrison said. Boys shot Holloway, who then drove into a pole. Boys escaped through a hole between the back and front seats.
Boys did not use Holloway’s gun in the incident and officials do not know how he was able to hide the weapon or where it came from.
Holloway was taken to a hospital, where he died around 9 a.m., Harrison said.
A multiple-agency manhunt to find Boys was underway. He was captured Sunday morning.