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Capital murder suspect arrested after shootout with police in New Mexico

"We believe Howze was an innocent victim who was murdered to take his car," Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania said at a news conference Tuesday morning. (Photo source: WLOX) "We believe Howze was an innocent victim who was murdered to take his car," Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania said at a news conference Tuesday morning. (Photo source: WLOX)
Gulfport Police say D'Juan Holloway is in a Texas hospital recovering from gunshot wounds following a police chase Monday night. (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.) Gulfport Police say D'Juan Holloway is in a Texas hospital recovering from gunshot wounds following a police chase Monday night. (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.)
Holloway is accused of gunning down 19-year-old Ray Howze III outside the M&S convenience store on Old Pass Road Sunday just before 6pm, and then taking off in the victim's car. (Photo source: WLOX) Holloway is accused of gunning down 19-year-old Ray Howze III outside the M&S convenience store on Old Pass Road Sunday just before 6pm, and then taking off in the victim's car. (Photo source: WLOX)
His friends remember Ray Howze as a loving, genuine person who enjoyed making people laugh. (Photo source: Larry Redd) His friends remember Ray Howze as a loving, genuine person who enjoyed making people laugh. (Photo source: Larry Redd)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Police say D'Juan Holloway got all the way to New Mexico before he was taken into custody Monday night.

The capital murder suspect is accused of shooting and killing 19-year-old Ray Howze near a convenience store on Old Pass Road in Gulfport Sunday night. Investigators say Holloway then stole the victim's car, and made his cross-country getaway on I-10. Five miles inside the state of New Mexico authorities finally caught up with him.

A New Mexico State Police officer spotted the suspect on I-10, and tried to pull him over. That's when investigators say Holloway took off, eventually leading officers from four different agencies on a chase that ended in gunfire.

The officers said Holloway fired shots at them, and they fired back. No officers were injured, but Holloway was. After being taken into custody, he was transported to a nearby hospital. He then had to be airlifted to the University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas where Monday night he was in stable condition.

The 23-year-old currently has a warrant for capital murder and carjacking out of Gulfport. The circumstances surrounding this incident are being investigated by the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau.



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