Homicide

'Let me go before you kill yourself!:' Warrant shows struggle before New Orleans officer dies

This photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office shows Travis Boys. After an intense 24-hour manhunt, New Orleans police Sunday, June 21, 2015, arrested Boys, a suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer as he was being transported to jail. Boys 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. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)

This photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office shows Travis Boys. After an intense 24-hour manhunt, New Orleans police Sunday, June 21, 2015, arrested Boys, a suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer as he was being transported to jail. Boys 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. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Court documents in the case of a New Orleans police officer shot and killed by a handcuffed prisoner detail the deadly struggle that occurred moments before the officer's death.

Officer Daryle Holloway was driving the suspect, Travis Boys, to a local jail when police say the handcuffed Boys shot him and escaped on Saturday, sparking a 24-hour manhunt.

According to an application for an arrest warrant released Monday, Boys shot Holloway from the back of the police vehicle through an access window.

Holloway and Boys struggled for the weapon after the shooting. The warrant says Boys yelled three times to Holloway, "Let me go before you kill yourself!"

The warrant gave little indication about where Boys got the gun, but authorities have said it was not the officer's weapon.