(CBS/AP) CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After a delay, the North Carolina police officer charged with shooting an unarmed man seeking help after a car wreck is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. It originally was scheduled for Monday. Officials didn't give a reason for the delay.
Investigators say Kerrick fired 12 times and shot Jonathan A. Ferrell 10 times. The 24-year-old Ferrell was a former Florida A&M University football player. His family says he moved to Charlotte about a year ago to be with his fiancee and was working two jobs.
A family attorney and NAACP representatives have questioned whether race played a role in the shooting of the black man by a white officer.
According to investigators Ferrell had gotten into a car accident and was looking for help, when he knocked on the door of the first home he found, the woman who answered called 911. Police reportedly found Ferrell and when he ran towards them, officer Kerrick shot him.