Prayers To Promote Peace After Shooting Death
HOUMA, La. (AP) — Religious leaders and public officials in Terrebonne Parish say they plan a public prayer meeting this weekend to promote peace in the wake of the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy.
Cameron Tillman was shot and killed by a Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputy last week. The shooting is under investigation by state police and there are conflicting accounts about what happened.
The Courier reports that members of the Tillman family, Parish President Michel Claudet, Sheriff Jerry Larpenter, Council members Arlanda Williams and John Navy and several local clergymen will attend Saturday morning's event at Courthouse Square in Houma.
Navy said he and Williams organized the event to diffuse tensions in the community.
Williams said the event will be a community prayer — not a march or rally.