Louisiana police officer shot and killed over reported face mask dispute at basketball game

A Louisiana police officer was fatally shot over a reported mask dispute during a high school basketball game.

“We are deeply saddened by the senseless and tragic death of TUPD Corporal Martinus Mitchum. Corporal Mitchum was a dedicated police professional who had a heart of service for the Tulane community,” Tulane University said in a statement on Tulane officer Mitchum’s death.

The suspect in the shooting, John Shallerhorn, had reportedly robbed a man sitting on the parking lot of the school by brandishing a gun before he came in contact with Mitchum on Friday.

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