New Orleans police arrest suspect in killing of officer

33-year-old Travis Boys had broken handcuffs on his wrist when he was arrested Sunday morning


By Rebecca Santana 
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says a man believed to have shot and killed a police officer was arrested after he was seen getting onto a city bus.

He says 33-year-old Travis Boys had broken handcuffs on his wrist when he was arrested Sunday morning and taken to a hospital for treatment of apparent dehydration.

Investigators look over a New Orleans Police department vehicle in which one officer was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner in New Orleans, Saturday, June 20, 2015.
Investigators look over a New Orleans Police department vehicle in which one officer was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner in New Orleans, Saturday, June 20, 2015. (AP Image)

He says Boys will be booked with first-degree murder of a police officer, aggravated escape and illegal possession of a firearm — and the aggravated assault charge on which he originally was arrested.

Boys was captured after a 24-hour manhunt. At one point during the search, Boys crashed a pickup truck into a house but then managed to flee.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press

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