A suspect shot and killed a New Orleans police officer who was transporting him to jail on Saturday, officials said, adding that a manhunt was underway for the suspect who escaped the police vehicle, which crashed into a utility pole.
It remained unclear how exactly Officer Daryle Holloway, 45, was killed, but police said they were seeking Travis Boys, the suspect who had been handcuffed when Holloway began driving.
Holloway, a 22-year New Orleans police veteran, was found with a gunshot wound in his department vehicle after it crashed, police said in a statement.
Boys, 33, was missing from the car, police said.
“According to the initial investigation, Boys shot Officer Holloway from within the vehicle during the transport. After the vehicle crashed, Boys fled the scene,” the statement said.