Shreveport man charged with attempted murder

Shreveport Police Department
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 6:57pm

A Shreveport man sits behind bars this afternoon following his alleged role in a shooting which sent another man to the hospital Wednesday night.

Just after 9:30 p.m. on July 23, 2014, Shreveport Police patrol officers were called to the 2300 block of Portland Avenue relative to a shooting there. Upon the arrival of officers on the scene, it was learned 18 year old Sam Coleman Jr. was suffering a single gunshot wound to the lower back. Coleman was transported by the Shreveport Fire Department to University Health Medical Center for his injuries which were considered non life threatening.

Shreveport Police Violent Crimes detectives were notified of the matter and responded to the scene of the shooting. During preliminary investigation, authorities gathered information indicating Coleman was shot following a physical altercation involving him and a known suspect, who fled the scene following the shooting.

Cornelius Jackson 21, of the 2300 block of Portland Avenue was detained by patrolmen at the scene of the crime following a brief foot pursuit. Information was gathered linking Jackson to the shooting. It was alleged Jackson provided the weapon to the suspect who allegedly shot Coleman. The weapon, a small caliber handgun, was recovered at the scene of the crime. Jackson was subsequently transported to Shreveport Police headquarters where he was interviewed by detectives.

Following subsequent interviews, Jackson was charged with principle to attempted second degree murder along with an additional charge of resisting arrest. Jackson was booked into the Shreveport City Jail. As the investigation unfolds, detectives are confident the identity and arrest of the shooter is imminent. Anyone with information about this shooting is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373 or on their website at


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