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UPDATED: Suspect Arrested for Second Degree Murder of Child

by Ambria R. Washington

March 28, 2017

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Homicide, Third District

UPDATED: Suspect Arrested for Second Degree Murder of Child

The NOPD's VOWS unit arrested Jeffery Edward Coleman (DOB: 08/31/1967) this morning (Mar. 28) in the 7600 block of Arbor Drive. 

Our previous story:

The NOPD is looking for Jeffery Edward Coleman (DOB: 08/31/1967) after he is believed to have inflicted severe bodily harm to a 17 day old infant boy.

On March 23, 2017, Third District officers responded to Coleman’s home located in the 4700 block of Lafaye Street to investigate an unclassified death involving an infant. Coleman told investigators that the infant fell from a sofa inside of the home.  

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office later classified the infant’s death as a homicide. Once apprehended, Coleman will be booked with Second Degree Murder.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jeffery Edward Coleman should notify any Child Abuse Detectives at 504-658-5267 or anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-STOP.