Skip to comments.Teenager shot last year in Marigny yard booked in new burglary (New Orleans)
Posted on 05/03/2014 4:59:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A teenager who was shot by a Marigny homeowner during an apparent attempted burglary last summer was arrested Friday afternoon for entering a residence just blocks away from the previous incident, according to a law enforcement source.
The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, identified Marshall Coulter, 15, as the person arrested in Fridays incident.
Coulter, then 14, was shot in the head in July by New Orleans historic buildings inspector Merritt Landry after he scaled Landrys fence in the middle of the night.
Officer Frank Robertson, a spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department, said officers arrested a 15-year-old youth in the 2000 block of Royal Street about 3:45 p.m. Friday. Robertson said the boy was taken to the Juvenile Bureau and booked with simple burglary.
Robertson did not name the suspect because he is a juvenile.
Christopher Starnes, who owns the Marigny Brasserie restaurant at Royal and Frenchmen streets, said he saw Coulter sitting on the porch of the adjacent home when he returned to his restaurant from an errand Friday.
He was just fishing through the guys mailbox and throwing the mail into the alley, Starnes said. I thought he was stoned.
According to Starnes, Coulters speech seemed slow and impaired, but he appeared innocuous.
He didnt have the vibe of being up to no good, he said.
Starnes said the resident of the house later told him that when he came home, Coulter was in his house. Apparently, the youth had found a key in the mailbox and let himself in.
According to Starnes, the resident called police, who arrived and apprehended Coulter.
He said the resident told him that Coulter didnt steal anything, even though a laptop and cellphone were lying on a table. The resident also told him that the boy waited calmly on the steps for the police to arrive, he said.
Starnes said police told him the intruder was Marshall Coulter.
After an investigation of the July incident, New Orleans police concluded Landry fired on the youth from about 30 feet away. Coulter was unarmed and not posing an imminent threat, according to police, although Landry said that as he approached the youth, Coulter made a move, as if to reach for something, at which time he shot him.
Coulter underwent a series of hospital procedures after suffering a gunshot wound to the head
The incident, which happened in the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, ignited controversy because it involved a white man claiming self-defense in the shooting of a black teenager.
A group of community activists called for a swift prosecution of Landry, while others campaigned on his behalf and contributed to his defense fund. Supporters said he was protecting his home and his then-pregnant wife, who was due to give birth in days.
Marshall Coulters brother, Robert Coulter, said his brother was a professional thief and was facing charges for theft at the time of the shooting.
Louisiana has a stand your ground law, similar to Floridas, which allows for the use of lethal force if one reasonably feels in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm. The District Attorneys Office has been unable to get a grand jury to indict Landry, who was booked on a count of attempted second-degree murder, in the shooting. He is free on bail.
Attempts to contact Coulters family or Landrys attorney Saturday were unsuccessful.
So many Trayvons, so few George Zimmermans.
What the heck is society supposed to do, if this boy didn’t learn his lesson the first time around, of what trouble he could get into?????
Maybe if these youths didn't break into houses they wouldn't get shot up so much. It's worked for me for years.
Wow, repeat offender; who’d have guessed?
Too bad the first guy didn’t use a better bullet, like a 230 gr jacketed black talon....
Some people can’t learn even the hard way.
Poor aim allows for recidivism.....
He sucks at his chosen “profession”.
Only a fatal blow or shot will keep this thug from continuing to prey upon others (whether it be baseball bat, tire iron or some other self-defense weapon against him and his type).
If Obama had a son.....
Low intelligence as he failed to profit from his first experience. Poor impulse control as he sees a key and must pick it up and use it enter into a place of the type where he was seriously injured the first time around. Low intelligence and poor impulse control are endemic in certain elements of our nations demographic.
this one would BE the ONE,,,er... the one
He’s teaching the young one what life is all about and how to follow in his foot steps.
ya gots to FRONT...thats Job One!!
This guy is a slow learner.
I was thinking if the building inspector had more range time then we would not be reading about this scum bag.
“The District Attorneys Office has been unable to get a grand jury to indict Landry.”
Grand jury nullification.
He was shot in the head last year!
He's now a much slower learner.