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Status hearing set for city employee who shot teen

New Orleans, La. - A status hearing is set for the city employee who allegedly shot a teenager in the head in the Marigny neighborhood.

Merritt Landry will appear before Judge Franz Ziblich Aug. 1 at 3 p.m. He faces a charge of  attempted second-degree murder.

The shooting happened Friday just after 2 a.m. in the 700 block of Mandeville Street. According to investigators, Landry fired one shot at the 14-year-old, who was in Landry's front yard near Landry's car at the time.

Investigators said the attempted second-degree murder charge was based on a review of crime scene evidence and the evaluation of multiple interviews.

Landry, who works as a building inspector for the Historic District Landmarks Commission, has been placed on emergency suspension without pay pending the outcome of the ongoing criminal investigation, according to Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office.

The teen remains hospitalized in critical condition.

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