NAACP demands action after man killed by neighbor

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The NAACP plans to picket the office of the Bernalillo district attorney.

It is because Kari Brandenburg has not brought charges against a man who shot and killed his neighbor.

In March of 2013, Donnie Pearson took off in his SUV after hearing about a man in the neighborhood with a gun.

Police helicopter video showed Iraq war veteran, Jonathan Mitchell, who’d returned to his own house fired off a shot from his garage as Pearson pulled up.

A few seconds later, Pearson fired back killing Mitchell.

Pearson claims it was self-defense.

Brandenburg says she’s still waiting on evidence in the case before moving forward. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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