Officer fatally shot outside New Orleans high school game

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New Orleans Police Chief Shaun Ferguson, center, updates the media on the investigation of a shooting at George Washington Carver High School where a law enforcement officer was fatally shot as a basketball game was being played in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Max Becherer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An officer working security at a high school basketball game in New Orleans has been fatally shot.

Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson told reporters that a man tried to enter the game Friday evening and got into an altercation with a staff member. The officer went to intervene, and the man shot him in the chest.

The officer later died at a hospital.

The suspect was quickly arrested.

The basketball game was stopped and ultimately called off. Police did not immediately name the officer or the suspect.

The officer was a deputy constable with the Second City Court and a Tulane University police officer.

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