52-year-old Tickfaw man convicted of att. murder
Amite- District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux reports that 53-year-old Andre Coleman was found guilty of Attempted Second-Degree Murder by a unanimous Tangipahoa Parish jury on Thursday.
On August 11, 2018, TPSO deputies were dispatched to an Oak Street residence in Tickfaw in reference to a disturbance involving weapons. A witness advised that the suspect, Andre Coleman was last seen driving a dark Tahoe on Highway 442 and that he was armed with an AK-47, equipped with body armor, and made claims that he would kill any police officer who attempted to stop him.
The communications division advised that the victim was inside of a green truck on I-55 Northbound near Mile Marker 44. Upon arrival to the location, officers observed the green truck pulled to the side with multiple bullet holes and a male inside of the truck holding his lower abdomen with blood coming from the wound. Deputies rendered aid to the victim until Acadian Ambulance arrived on scene. The victim was then transported to North Oaks Medical Center for life threatening injuries.
The victim, identified as Emanuel Jordan, advised that Andre Coleman was the person who shot him with a rifle while he was inside of his vehicle and that the incident occurred around the I-55 Northbound ramp.
On August 13, 2018, a search warrant was executed at Coleman’s address and his 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. Detectives set up a perimeter to call Coleman out of the residence. When Coleman proceeded out of the residence a “Felony Stop” was conducted and Coleman was taken into custody without incident.
Assistant District Attorney Taylor Anthony represented the State of Louisiana; Judge Jeffery Johnson presiding.
Sentencing is scheduled for October 20, 2020 at 1:00 P.M.