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Incident at 5600 Malmedy

October 8, 2005 -- Charges are pending against a juvenile suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 5600 Malmedy about 12:15 a.m. today (Oct. 8).

The suspect, 16, is accused of killing Robert Coleman, 42, of 6406 Kasserine Pass.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant T. Hernandez and Officer X. Avila reported:

Robert Coleman was at his residence grieving the loss of a family member found shot to death at 9707 S. Gessner on October 7, 2005 (HPD Incident #152950905), when he received information that a relative's home was possibly going to be burglarized. Mr. Coleman retrieved a handgun and proceeded to that home which was located nearby. Upon arrival, Coleman confronted the juvenile suspect on the street at 5600 Malmedy and an argument ensued. Several shots were fired and Coleman was struck once in the head and died at the scene.

Responding HPD officers took the juvenile suspect into custody without incident. The on-scene investigation produced evidence of a gun battle, however, no weapons were found.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

The investigation is continuing.

NJM/JFC 10/8/05
Inc #153380005

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.