New Orleans police officer shot and killed while transporting suspect

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Posted: Jun 20, 2015 2:59 PM

(Reuters) - A New Orleans police officer was shot and killed on Saturday while transporting a suspect to prison, and a manhunt was underway for the gunman, officials said.

Daryle Holloway, a 22-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department, was found in his department vehicle, which had crashed into a utility pole, with a gunshot wound to his body, police said in a statement.

A suspect he had been transporting to an area prison was missing from the car and is the focus of a manhunt for the officer's murder, police said.

(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere; Editing by Richard Chang)