By Associated Press - Thursday, September 21, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man charged in the 2015 slaying of a New Orleans police officer has been ruled competent to stand trial.

State Judge Karen Herman made the decision after a competency hearing Thursday for 35-year-old Travis Boys. She set an Oct. 23 trial for Boys, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Officer Daryle Holloway.

Holloway was shot while transporting Boys to jail in June 2015. Police said Boys somehow found or smuggled a gun into Holloway’s vehicle.

Boys had been arrested for allegedly shooting at his wife hours earlier.

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