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An NOPD officer died this morning after the suspect he was transporting grabbed the officer's gun and shot him in the head.

According to police, Officer Daryle S. Holloway, a 22-year NOPD veteran, was killed by 33-year-old Travis Boys. 

A manhunt is now underway for Boys involving officers from NOPD, State Police, the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office and HANO. Police describe Boys as a black male, approximately 5'11" with a tattoo on the left side of his neck. Police are believe he may be in a black pick up truck with license plate number B850532.

NOPD Chief Michael Harris spoke to the media today and said that moments like this never get an easier. Harris spoke with every member of Holloway's family including his mother, ex-wife and children. "It's the absolute hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life," Harris said. "You never get used to that."

Harris thanked all officers involved in the hunt for Daryle's alleged killer. "Justice will be served," Harris said. "He will pay for what he did... for killing our brother."

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