Skip to comments.Unarmed teen shot inside homeowner's fenced yard, but not breaking into home, NOPD warrant says
Posted on 07/27/2013 7:54:27 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
A 14-year-old boy remained in critical condition Friday after being shot in the head by a homeowner who said he thought the teen was trying to break into his house. But police said the teen was unarmed and did not pose an "imminent threat" when he was shot and have charged the owner with attempted second-degree murder.
The family of Marshall Coulter said the teenager could move only the right side of his body a little, but not the left. Doctors told the family that if Coulter survives, he would likely be severely brain damaged.
Coulter's family acknowledged the teen's history of burglary arrests but said he had never used a gun.
Police said that Coulter did not pose a threat to the homeowner, Merritt Landry, who works as a building inspector for the Historic District Landmarks Commission.
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"He would steal -- he was a professional thief, sure," David Coulter said. "But he would never pick up a gun, not in a million years. He was too scared to aim a gun at the grass, let alone aim it at a person. No way. Before he'll ever pick up a gun, he'll be your friend first.
And at 2 am the homeowner is supposed to know this how?
Oh! Well then....Everybody! He didn't use a gun when ROBBED people!....I feel so frigging much better!
NO about to join the Floridian club of jury verdict by law.
What kind of friends break into your house at 2 am?
One less criminal. Who cares?
You damned sure wouldn't get a "Guilty" out of me. In my book, you come to my house to steal, you come to die. Even if I have to drag your dead ass into the kitchen and stuff a butcher knife in you cold dead fingers.
So the punk was a professional thief who would rob you of your livelihood but would never rob you of your life.
Boo freakin hoo.
You rob me of my lifes works and earnings.
You would steal the scrap of bread that I have earned and leave me to starve and die.
I got your philosophy right here punk.
and the neighbor didn’t call the cops when he saw these yoots casing the house because he didn’t want to profile a “black child” just out biking at 1AM
I’d say once someone jumps your fence they are an intruder, not a suspected intruder
If the homeowner called the cops, they’d probably show up, confiscate his gun, terrorize his family and shoot his dog
No good deed goes unpunished.
If Obama had a son, he’d be severely brain damaged.
I don’t want a friend like that. But by this tie next month, he will be as pure as the driven snow. He will be a saint.
No mention if he was a white hispanic so I am assuming...
If the punk was within the fence there is no case. PERIOD!
This is just a bunch of NOLA PD pussies bending to the Trayvon mentality.
The LAW is the LAW.
Until the George Zimmerman case, I thought so too.
I am sure he is a black asian.
What about the whore mother’s responsibility of 8 kids allowing her 2nd to the youngest criminal spawn to roam the gutters and alleys of hire neighborhoods?
Of white neighborhoods.....
Well sir, that is the current battle, but as of this moment, the law is clear.
Exactly. The Hoodie defense used to convict the intended victim. It’s the easier, in vogue path.