Landry’s attorneys, Michael Kennedy and Miles Swanson, issued a statement after the arrest saying,
“This incident is terrible, and Mr. Landry feels terrible about how things have occurred. Nevertheless, we remain convinced our client has done nothing wrong, and we are sure — as facts come to light — it’ll become clear that Mr. Landry will be fully exonerated of any wrongdoing.”
Although Coulter’s relatives have acknowledged that he has a history of arrests for “stealing,” they said he has never used a gun. Police said Coulter, 14, was unarmed when he was shot and did not pose an imminent threat.
The teenager remains hospitalized in critical condition according to police, and family members told the paper that while he can slightly move the right side of his body, [doctors believe] that he would have severe brain damage if he survives.
Given the facts of this case so far, do you think this man was justified in shooting this teen? Or is this a Zimmerman-Martin story all over again?
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