|Officer Daryle Holloway was gunned down by a coward who managed to get the drop on him. The FBI and U.S. Marshals are aiding in the search of this creep. New Orleans is in mourning of an officer who devoted his life to service.|
What was a routine transport to the parish lockup turned into active in manhunt. New Orleans police aided by the state officers are in search of a murderous creep. This creep took the life of an officer who let his guard down. The suspect maneuvered like a worm and reached for the service weapon.
Officer Daryle Holloway was transporting Travis Boys to the parish lockup for aggravated assault when somehow this creep managed to get the drop on him.
The suspect grabbed the service weapon and hit Holloway in the head.
The police cruiser would crash in at an intersection. Boys broke the window and high tailed it out of the area.
Louisiana state patrol, the FBI and the U.S. Marshals are assisting in the apprehension of this dangerous suspect.
|Travis Boys is a wanted man.|
The AP reports that New Orleans Crimestoppers organization announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to Boys' arrest.
Rifle-toting police in bullet-proof vests, some with trained canines, searched whole blocks of one neighborhood about a mile from the city's French Quarter Sunday afternoon. Residents clustered on street corners to watch as officers checked backyards and squinted under modest homes elevated on flood-protection piers.
"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," Harrison said in a police department statement.
The shooting happened Saturday morning as Boys was handcuffed in the back seat of the vehicle. Boys managed to get his hands from behind his back to the front and obtain a weapon as well, Harrison told reporters at the scene in a video interview posted on the department's Facebook page.
Boys got to the front seat through an opening in the cage that separates front and back seats and shot Holloway, Harrison said.
"Officer Holloway put up a fight to try to get the subject to not exit the vehicle but succumbed to his injuries," Harrison said.
Department spokesman Tyler Gamble said police were trying to determine what weapon Boys used and how he obtained it, but do not believe Boys used the officer's gun.
John Polk, who lives around the corner from where the police SUV came to rest, said he was just awakening when he heard a loud noise and his power went out. The noise, he figured, was an electrical transformer blowing.
"I look out the door — I'd heard the boom — I see the fire truck here on the corner," he said. It was only later 45 minutes later, after police had swarmed into the area that he learned what happened.
A helicopter circled overhead as marked and unmarked units from state police and other law enforcement agencies cruised the side streets. Utility workers worked to replace the downed power pole.
State police, St. Tammany Parish deputies, Housing Authority of New Orleans police and the U.S. Marshals Service were among those searching for Boys.
Police seeking Boys halted traffic Saturday into an area of several city blocks of the St. Roch neighborhood not far from where the shooting occurred. Officers kept people from entering the area, and others from leaving.
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Holloway had been a member of the New Orleans Police Department since 1992. He was the father of three children.
Harrison said Holloway was not the arresting officer but was transporting Boys to the lock up when the shooting occurred.
New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu also said some harsh words for Boys.
"Killing an officer in the line of duty is an attack on our community and it will not stand", says Landrieu. The heart and soul of New Orleans is heavy today as we mourn one of our city's finest".
Okay, where are the concern trolls? Are they going to find some reason to blame the president instead of the shooter for this senseless tragedy?
I mean seriously, the shooter should get the blame. But to the agitators, the finger President Barack Obama, civil rights leaders, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former Eric Holder for this.
After all, cries for better policing is code for anti-cop says the conservative concern trolls.
World News Today send our condolences to the family of Daryle Holloway.