Man shot dead in Anderson Island Park identified; arrest made
Witnesses report seeing 2 males — one in a red jacket, the other in a blue jacket — run away
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A 19-year-old man has been shot dead in a Shreveport park.
The Caddo Parish coroner’s office identified him as Taurean Coleman, of Shreveport.
Coleman had been shot five times, including at least once in his side, police Sgt. Angie Willhite said.
He was found on a basketball court at Anderson Island Park.
Witnesses reported seeing two males — one wearing a red jacket, the other wearing a blue jacket — running from the scene after the shooting, she added. They might have gotten into a white sedan.
Caddo 911 dispatch records show it happened about 1:54 p.m. Monday, March 7.
That’s when five Shreveport Fire Department medic units were dispatched to a medical emergency in the 2700 block of Wendy Lane. A minute later, at least eight police units initially responded to the scene on Wendy Lane between East Washington Street and Oden Street. That number later grew to at least a dozen.
While detectives were on the scene, 18-year-old Andre D. Gladney arrived at the Shreveport Police Complex claiming to have been part of the incident. Following interviews, detectives believe that Gladney and another individual — a juvenile — met Coleman at the basketball court and that Gladney and Coleman engaged in an argument over a cellphone. Gladney is said to have produced a weapon and shot Coleman multiple times. Gladney and the juvenile then fled on foot.
Gladney was booked into Shreveport City Jail on one count of second-degree murder.
The juvenile involved was contacted by investigators, however, they do not believe he was involved in the dispute and was just a bystander that fled out of fear.
Authorities urge anyone with any information about this homicide to call Shreveport police detectives at (318) 673-7300 or (318) 673-6955.
This is a developing situation. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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