On Friday night, a chaotic scene caused a New Orleans law enforcement officer to be fatally hit in a high school basketball playoff game, which became the focus of attention.
Here is what we learned at 8:30 p.m. about two hours after the shooting at George Washington Carver High School:
Who was killed?
The second city court police officer Edwin Shorty (Edwin Shorty) identified the injured as a deputy police officer. The New Orleans Police Department indicated that the officer was dead at 7:20 p.m. Police Chief Shaun Ferguson (Shaun Ferguson) said the victim was a police officer and reserve police officer from Tulane University.
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The victim was identified as 38-year-old Martinus Mitchell (Martinus Mitchell).
The victim was a Tulane University police officer, a reserve officer of the Second City Court
Where to shoot?
The gunfire occurred near the entrance of Carver High on Higgins Blvd. in 3059, and Carver played against Warren Easton High in a playoff basketball game. Warren Easton High) confrontation. The people inside reported that they heard gunfire.
The game was quickly discontinued. An assistant Carver coach posted on social media: “Senseless violence regained another life.”
Multiple shootings occurred near Carver High School Stadium
Ferguson said that a man was trying to enter the school, but was denied entry, causing a dispute with the faculty. He said: “The officer heard this interference and tried to intervene.”
When the man was escorted out of the front door, the chief said: “This man took out his weapon and fired, hitting the official in the chest.
The unconfirmed preliminary report stated that investigators are trying to determine whether the man was denied entry because he refused to wear a mask in accordance with public health procedures during the coronavirus pandemic. Ferguson did not talk about this prospect.
Who is the shooter?
The shooter was quickly arrested, but has not yet been identified by the police.
Ferguson described the situation as turbulent and said that the police department of the murder case is leading the investigation.
Matt Sledge, John Simerman and Ramon Antonio Vargas contributed to this report.