NEW ORLEANS -- A police officer working security at a high school basketball game in New Orleans has been fatally shot.
Police say 35-year-old John Shallerhorn tried to enter the game at George Washington Carver High School on Friday evening and got into an altercation with a staff member.
Authorities say Tulane University Police Cpl. Martinus Mitchum went to intervene, and Shallerhorn shot him in the chest.
Mitchum later died at a hospital. Shallerhorn was quickly arrested.
The basketball game was stopped and ultimately called off.
Tulane University Police Chief Kirk Bouyelas issued a statement Saturday in which he mourned Mitchum’s death, saying the corporal had been committed to service.