A man accused of killing a New Orleans policeman was scheduled for a Monday arraignment in the city's Criminal District Court.

Online records indicate Travis Boys, 33, was to appear before Judge Karen K. Herman to enter a plea to first-degree murder, punishable only by death or by life in prison, in the death of Officer Daryle Holloway, 45.

District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro has said he is seeking the death penalty.

Police have said Boys managed to get his cuffed hands in front of his body and reach a .40-caliber handgun with which he shot the officer, who was driving him to jail on June 20 after he was accused in a domestic shooting. Boys escaped from the police vehicle but was caught a day later after an intense manhunt.

He is represented by public defenders Christopher Murell and Anna Van Cleve. Murell did not respond Sunday to an email asking whether Boys plans to plead not guilty.

Cannizzaro has rarely asked for the death penalty since taking office in 2008. Since Holloway was a police officer, his killing automatically qualified as a first-degree murder.