The manhunt is over and the thug has been arrested.
NEW ORLEANS (TheBlaze/AP) — After an intense 24-hour manhunt, New Orleans police Sunday arrested a man believed to have fatally shot a police officer as he was being transported to jail in handcuffs.
But questions remain concerning where the gun he used to kill Officer Daryle Holloway, 45, came from and how he hid from a law-enforcement search that included canine, SWAT and helicopter teams.
Travis Boys, 33, was still wearing his broken handcuffs when a rookie officer and his trainer spotted him trying to board a city bus Sunday morning, said Police Superintendent Michael Harrison.
“To my understanding, he got on the bus after spotting the officers. And the officers saw that and then he got off the bus and then was apprehended,” Harrison told reporters, while standing in front of a memorial to the city’s fallen police officers.
Authorities took Boys to a hospital for treatment of apparent dehydration, Harrison said. Video by WVUE-TV showed Boys strapped onto a gurney and being put into an ambulance, his head slumped over.
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