Property manager booked in shooting that injured constable serving eviction notice

Published: Nov. 2, 2022 at 4:13 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A property manager has been booked into Orleans Parish Jail for his suspected role in an incident that resulted in himself and a deputy constable being shot.

Alonzo Horton, 36, appeared in magistrate court on Wed., Nov. 2. He was arrested and booked for aggravated assault with a firearm nearly a month after a deputy constable was shot while serving an eviction notice.

An arrest warrant obtained by Fox 8 shows that on the morning of Wed., Oct. 5, Horton and a deputy constable went to the 7800 block of S. Coronet Court to serve an eviction notice. The warrant says without warning, Horton produced a rifle and pointed it in the direction of the tenant, 24-year-old Jason Tillman.

Court documents say Tillman fired a “warning shot” after seeing the rifle pointed at him and ran away. The report says Tillman’s 9mm round struck the constable in his shoulder.

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Police sources say afterward, there was an exchange of gunfire between Horton and Tillman, during which Horton was shot in the chest.

Horton posted his $3,500 bond Wednesday. His next hearing is scheduled for January 2023.

Tillman was booked for being a felon in possession of a firearm after a manhunt led law enforcement to a home in Mid City New Orleans. His bond was set at $30,000.

Jason Tillman, 24, was arrested after a brief standoff in Mid City New Orleans, which officials...
Jason Tillman, 24, was arrested after a brief standoff in Mid City New Orleans, which officials say was related to the shooting of a deputy constable and a landlord while they were serving eviction papers hours earlier in New Orleans East.(OPSO)

The investigation remains ongoing.

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