The Orleans Parish DA's office says that a local grand jury has indicted Officer Joshua Colclough on a charge of manslaughter in the fatal shooting Wendell Allen.
Investigators say the shooting happened as Colclough and other officers were executing a search warrant on a home in Gentilly on March 7 of this year.
20-year-old Allen was killed by a single gunshot to the chest from ColClough's service pistol.
Allen's family says he was not armed and standing at the top of a flight of stairs when Colclough at him.
A judge has set ColClough's bond at $300,000.
In a statement, NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas said that Colclough is now on suspension without pay:
“As I’ve said publicly many times, the loss of life is tragic and affects us all. Our investigators conducted a fair, thorough and transparent investigation into the death of Wendell Allen. Once we had all the facts available to us, we turned them over to the District Attorney’s Office. With the indictment handed down today, Joshua Colclough will be placed on emergency suspension without pay until the Public Integrity Bureau can determine his suitability for continued employment. Additionally, the necessary administrative review of the events which resulted in Mr. Allen’s death are pending the conclusion of the criminal charges filed today.”