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Police: Fight leads to deadly shooting, suspect still on the loose

Source: Gerron Jordan/WAFB Source: Gerron Jordan/WAFB
NEW ROADS, LA (WAFB) -

Police are investigating a shooting in New Roads that left one person dead early Friday morning.

The New Roads Police Department reported the shooting happened at a house on Richey Street at 13th Street just after midnight.

Police Chief Kevin McDonald confirmed a man, later identified as Michael Coleman, was killed as a result of the shooting.

McDonald added that Coleman was shot and killed during a fight.

"There was a struggle, that's apparent," McDonald said. "What was the cause of that struggle? That's still to be seen or to be found. There was a struggle. The evidence does tell us that."

He also stated investigators have identified a suspect, but are not yet releasing a name. According to McDonald, detectives are confident they will find the suspected shooter because of all of the evidence at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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