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Suspects identified in murder of two SU students

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Irvin Harris (Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office) Irvin Harris (Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office)
Jeremy Coleman Jeremy Coleman
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HARVEY, LA (WAFB) -

One man has been arrested and another is wanted for the murder of two Southern University students.

Nikiayah Westerfield and David Harrison, both 19, were found shot to death Monday night in Harvey.

According to reports, shortly after the shooting of Westerfield and Harrison, Jeremy Coleman, 19, was dropped off at West Jefferson Medical Center with a gunshot wound.  While he was treated, Coleman told investigators several versions of how and where he was shot.

Coleman has been charged with two counts of second degree murder.  He remains hospitalized, under guard, with non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives say Irvin Harris, 20, dropped Coleman off at the hospital in Coleman's mother's SUV.  Harris was questioned Thursday night and allegedly told detectives he was dropped off at a friend's house by Coleman and a short time later, Coleman returned and told Harris he had been shot, at which point Coleman was driven to the hospital.

Investigators say they left the interview room to compare notes and when they came back, Harris had left.

Harris is wanted on two counts of second degree murder.

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