Man who was stopped over mask is charged with killing officer at New Orleans high school game
June 22, 2021
A New Orleans man who was stopped for not wearing a mask has been indicted in the killing earlier this year of a police officer outside a high school basketball game, prosecutors said.
John Shallerhorn, 35, is charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 26 slaying of Martinus Mitchum, a Tulane University police officer and reserve deputy constable who was working security at the high school game.
According to police reports, Shallerhorn was stopped by a school employee for not wearing a mask and struck that employee before the shooting, the district attorney's office said in a statement Friday.