Chief Michael Harrison, Ronal Serpas, Superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department, sadly reports the death of Officer Daryle Holloway.

Officer Holloway, 46, died as a result of a gunshot wound he sustained while he was transporting a prisoner from the New Orleans Police Department to the New Orleans Parish Detention Facility.

Officer Holloway was assigned to transport 33 year old Travis Boys to the Parish Central Prison. Boys had been arrested by the night shift officers for aggravated assault and an outstanding warrant. Boys who was handcuffed behind his back, was able to get his hands in front of him. Boys then crawled through the sliding window area of the security partition and began to struggle with Officer Holloway.

During the struggle, Boys shot Officer Holloway. The patrol vehicle then left the roadway and struck a utility pole knocking out power to several residences. Holloway continued to struggle with Boys after the crash, but was not able to overpower him due to his gunshot wound. Boys then fled the scene.

Other officers and emergency responders came to Holloway’s aid and he was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his gunshot wound.

It is believed that Boys did not shoot Officer Holloway with his own service weapon as it was still in its holster. How and where Boys obtained a weapon to shoot Officer Holloway remains the focus of the investigation. A manhunt for Boys is underway consisting of local, county, state authorities as well as the U.S. Marshal Service.

Officer Holloway served the New Orleans Police Department for 22 years and was assigned to the 5th District. He is survived by his wife and children.

Officer Daryle Holloway-gone, but never forgotten, EOW: Saturday, June 20, 2015.

Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow

Additional details can be found here:

https://www.odmp.org/officer/22517-police-officer-daryle-holloway

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-new-orleans-police-officer-killed-while-transporting-suspect-20150620-story.html

http://www.inquisitr.com/2188709/new-orleans-detective-fatally-shot-while-transporting-suspect/

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/new-orleans-prisoner-kills-police-officer-escapes-n37906