Officer shot and killed outside New Orleans high school basketball game

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NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) — 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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