Corporal Martinus Mitchum was a Tulane University police officer and a reserve officer for the Second City Court, New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson mentioned.
Mitchum was at a basketball sport at George Washington Carver High School when a person tried to enter, beginning an altercation with a employees member, Ferguson mentioned.
Mitchum overheard the disturbance and tried to take away the person from the college. As they received near the entrance door, the person pulled out his weapon and fired a shot that struck Mitchum in his chest.
Mitchum was taken to University Medical Center New Orleans the place he later died.
John Shallerhorn, 35, has been arrested within the capturing dying of Mitchum, New Orleans Police spokesperson Gary Scheets advised Source in an e mail Saturday.
Source has not been capable of decide if Shallerhorn has an legal professional.
“The reason for the initial confrontation that led to the incident remains under investigation,” Scheets mentioned.
Source has reached out to the Orleans Parish Sheriff and District Attorney’s workplace for extra info, together with a court docket date, affidavit and legal professional info.