According to multiple people familiar with the matter, the second city court deputy police officer and Tulane University campus police were shot and killed in a high school playoff game at George Washington Carver High School on Friday night. Martinus, then 38, was shot. · Mitchum (Martinus Mitchum).
Investigators said that Mitchum was in an attempt by a school staff member and a man to play against Warren East at the Warren Easton High School’s home gym in the 3000 block of Higgins Avenue at around 6:30 pm on Friday. He was killed after being quarreled by a man in a game at Dunton High School. Mitchell overheard the dispute, intervened, and tried to escort the person who was arguing with the staff outside the school.
The chaotic scene killed the officer outside of the basketball playoff game
But then, the man who was taken drew his gun and shot Mitch in the chest.
Medical staff took Mitcham to the University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Representatives from the Orleans Diocese Sheriff’s Office also in the school arrested a suspect in the shooting. The suspect was not found immediately.
Sources said that Mitcham’s family had been killed on Friday night. Officials canceled the remaining matches between Carver and Easton.
The police said that in addition to serving as a deputy reserve officer in the Second City Court, Mitcham is also a member of the Tulane University Police Department. Information from the Tulane website shows that he started working for the university’s police on July 26, 2019.
According to newspaper clippings, he also worked at Landry Walker High School and John F. Kennedy High School in Algiers (at the time near the city park).
Mitchum remains active on social media networks and frequently comments on law enforcement. Two days before his death, he wrote about how he supported that officers must wear body cameras, and proof of disqualification if they performed poorly or proved to be racist.
On Thursday, he tweeted a message from Vice President Kamala Harris (Kamala Harris), saying that he supports George Floyd Justice in the Policing Act. Named after the person murdered by the police in Minneapolis, the purpose is to overhaul qualified immunity in law enforcement.
He will also urge the court to hold repeat offenders accountable instead of releasing them without bail or low bail.
The news that Mitcham was killed on Friday caused strong condolences on the Internet he frequently visits. A Twitter user recounted the way Mitchum “checked” him just last week and wrote: “Please rest.”
Former UNO, LSU and Memphis basketball player Charles Carmouche, a local middle and high school student, wrote that Mitchum believed him “when no one was doing it” and checked him regularly.
Camoche said: “We really lost a great guy.”
Multiple shootings occurred near Carver High School Stadium