Officials arrest man wanted for allegedly shooting at ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend

Keldrick Cotates
Keldrick Cotates
Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 1:16 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 20, 2023 at 10:44 AM CDT
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BAKER, La. (WAFB) - Authorities have arrested a man who was wanted for allegedly shooting at his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend in Baker on Tuesday, March 28.

According to Baker Police department, detectives and the U.S. Marshall’s Office arrested Keldrick Coates, 29, on Thursday, April 20, for the shooting and charged him with two counts of attempted murder, one count of illegal carrying of a weapon, and one count of possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

Keldrick Coates
Keldrick Coates(Baker Police Department)

Police report Coates’ ex-girlfriend was not injured in the shooting. They added only the new boyfriend had injuries.

The shooting happened on Seville Drive near Groom Road.

Coates was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

If anyone has information about the incident, they are encouraged to contact Capital Region Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867) or the Baker Police Department at (225) 775-6000, Ext 1.

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