Property manager booked in shooting that injured constable serving eviction notice
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.
The investigation remains ongoing.
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