New Orleans branch chief expressed no complaints or dissatisfaction with the NOPD's handling of the case
The president of the New Orleans branch of the NAACP says the shooting of a 14-year-old black youth by a white homeowner last Friday in the Marigny is "a tragedy".
"We are praying for the recovery of the teenager that was shot," says Danatus King.
33-year-old Merritt Landry is accused of shooting Marshall Coulter in the head around 2am last Friday after the teen scaled a fence at the end of the driveway to Landry's home on Mandeville Street in the Marigny.
Coulter remains in critical condition.
The NOPD has said it did not appear that Landry was in any "imminent danger" at the time of the shooting.
King expressed no complaints or dissatisfaction with the NOPD's handling of the case.
"The authorities found evidence that warranted his arrest and he was arrested. Now, you just have to let the justice system take its course," King said.