A WWL-TV photographer covering the game reports that a man near the high school gymnasium fired several shots.
NEW ORLEANS – A Tulane University policeman who worked security during a basketball game at Carver High School was gunned down Friday night after attempting to intervene in a disturbance between a staff member occupying the entry to the match and another person.
NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said the officer responded to the disturbance and was shot. He was rushed to the university medical center where he was pronounced dead.
“The officer heard the disturbance and attempted to intervene … after attempting to intervene and escort the individual out of the school, the individual drew a gun and fired a shot who hit the officer in the chest. “
Ferguson said there was one person in custody who police believe was the shooter. Neither the officer nor the suspect was identified by Ferguson on Friday evening.
A WWL-TV photographer covering the game reported that a man near the high school gymnasium fired several shots.
“I was just getting over there,” the WWL-TV photographer said. “As I pulled into the parking lot, I heard gunshots. There was a look of dismay at the officers who were there.”
The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office told WWL-TV that the slain officer also served as the second city court officer, working in the city’s court system, who worked in the private sector. to ensure the safety of the match.
Carver High School released a statement about the slain officer.
“He was a part of Carver’s sporting events and parades and we honor his memory.” The school said all spectators, families and players were safe.
Carver High is located in the 3000 block of Higgins Boulevard in New Orleans.
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