Accused cop-killer Travis Boys due in court Monday

Accused cop-killer Travis Boys due in court Monday

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Travis Boys, the man accused of killing a New Orleans police officer, is expected to make an appearance in criminal court on Monday.

Boys, 33, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Officer Daryle Holloway.

Investigators accused Boys of shooting and killing the 22-year NOPD veteran officer during a transport on June 20. Boys was being transported to Orleans Parish Prison when he allegedly shot and killed Holloway.

He escaped after the shooting but was captured the next day, police say. Boys shot Holloway through an access window of the caged portion of the police car, according to court documents. The suspect allegedly fired one shot, striking the officer in the right flank.

It is unclear how Boys obtained a weapon. However, the officer who initially arrested Boys, Wardell Johnson, has been arrested on one count of obstruction of justice, one count of malfeasance in office and one count of theft.

Boys is being held under the highest level of security at Orleans Parish Prison. Public defenders representing Boys can only talk to him through plexiglass. Any face-to-face contact will require a court order. The Orleans District Attorney announced plans to seek the death penalty.

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