NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans man has been charged with killing an off-duty university police officer outside a high school basketball game where the man had shown up without a mask.
The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office said late Thursday that John Shallerhorn was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Martinus Mitchum.
Mitchum was a Tulane University officer and a reserve constable for a city court. Police have said that Mitchum intervened after Shallerhorn hit a ticket-taker outside the game on February 26.
Police said Shallerhorn dropped his gun and surrendered immediately after the shooting.