Police identify suspect in Uptown double shooting

Police identify suspect in Uptown double shooting

New Orleans Police are searching for a man wanted for an Uptown double shooting. Byron "Black" Coleman, 23, is wanted in connection for the December 3, 2014 shooting that left a 20-year-old and a 34-year-old injured.

According to police, the victims were sitting in a car, listening to music at the intersection of General Taylor and South Roman Street, around 2:30 p.m., when Coleman approached them. After briefly speaking to the victims, Coleman began firing a gun, hitting the 20-year-old multiple times and the 34-year-old once. The victims drove themselves to the hospital.

Detectives received help identifying Coleman as their suspect, thanks to the help of citizens and witnesses.

Police say that once he is taken into custody, Coleman will be booked with two counts of attempted second degree murder.

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