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Man pleads not guilty to killing New Orleans officer

3 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Monday, July 06 2015 Jul 6, 2015 July 06, 2015 9:55 AM July 06, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Kevin McGill

NEW ORLEANS - The man accused of shooting and killing a New Orleans police officer while he was being taken to jail has pleaded not guilty.

Thirty-three-year-old Travis Boys appeared Monday before a judge to enter a plea in the death of Officer Daryle Holloway.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Police say Boys managed to get his cuffed hands from his back to the front of his body and then shoot Holloway from the back of the vehicle using a .40-caliber handgun on June 20.

Police are investigating how Boys got the gun.

After the shooting, Boys crawled into the front of the vehicle and escaped.

That prompted an intense manhunt using dogs and helicopters before he was arrested 24 hours later.

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