The suspect accused of killing a New Orleans police officer while handcuffed in the back of his police car on the way to jail, was apprehended after a 24-hour manhunt after a police officer spotted him jump on a public bus.
Travis Boys, 33, was apprehended Sunday morningafter boarding a public bus at the intersection of Reynes and St. Claude, authorities announced at a press conference.The suspect had broken handcuffs on his wrists as an officer spotted him and arrested him when he got off the vehicle.
Boys was handcuffed and en route to Orleans Parish Prison when he was able to shoot 46-year-old Daryle Holloway, a 22-year veteran with the department, authorities said. Boys had smuggled two guns into the cruiser which authorities have recovered.
New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Michael Harrison said they are investigating how Boys had smuggled a .38 caliber handgun and .40 caliber Smith & Wesson gun, which he used in the shooting, inside the car.