BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Terrez Coleman was only 7-years-old and was the victim of a shooting. His family says he took a bullet to the heart. Crime Stoppers is now offering a $2,500 reward, hoping someone will come forward with any information that links to the killer.
Terrez and his family were driving down Prescott Road after a long day together when they heard a pop that seemed to have come from a passing car. It wasn't until they turned on the interior light that they saw a bullet had come through the door, grazed on of their twin daughters and fatally wounded Terrez.
Their other daughter, 11-year-old Te'lia says she tried to give her dying brother mouth-to-mouth. "I breathed into his mouth," she said. Te'lia says she saw her brother take two short breaths.
"All I see was my baby going down and blood gushing out of his side," said mother Felicia Coleman. "That's all I see when I close my eyes. And I'm like, why? Why my baby?"
Terrez was the youngest child and his parent's only son.
The injured sister will be okay physically, but the pain she and her family are experiencing is overwhelming. Victim's assistance is working with the family, offering them counseling, among other things.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney are saying the same thing; they need information and not a lot is coming in. Detectives have combed through the scene for clues, but believe that at least one person has information.
"If somebody knows who did this, please come forward and say something to help us out," said Felicia. "Because my baby - that's an innocent child."
The East Batons Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says they're looking for any sort of information they can get to solve this case. Right now they're focused on two things: finding the person responsible and making sure the family is getting the help they need.
"Everyone is angry," says District Attorney Hillar Moore. "I have assistant D.A.'s in this office calling and saying if someone is ever arrested and they have a case, 'I want that case'," Moore said. "I want to help this family, this community. We need [the suspect(s)] caught. But we need information. Somebody out in Baton Rouge knows exactly who did what."
If you have any information regarding this shooting, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP(7867).
An autopsy has been scheduled for Terrez.