NOPD arrests man for a Friday shooting in Central City

NOPD arrests man for a Friday shooting in Central City

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department makes an arrest in a Friday morning shooting in Central City. On Saturday, Sixth District detectives arrested 36-year-old Clifford Coates in connection with that shooting.

Police say just before 5:30 a.m. Friday, Coates approached a man at a business in the 2700 block of St. Andrew Street, pointed a gun and demanded the victim's money.

When the victim refused and began to walk away, Coates, shot the victim in the buttocks, according to police.

The victim arrived at a nearby hospital via private conveyance where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Coates was booked with aggravated second-degree battery.

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