New Orleans police on Wednesday booked a 23-year-old man with an extensive criminal history with two counts of attempted second-degree murder.
On Dec. 3, 2014, police say Byron Coleman shot two men at the corner of Gen. Taylor and South Roman streets.
The victims were sitting in their car when a man, whom one of the victims knew as “Black,” started talking to them, according to an arrest warrant filed by NOPD. After about five minutes of conversation, “Black” allegedly fired into the car striking one of the men several times and the other once in the lower left leg.
The victims were able to get themselves to the hospital, where a detective questioned them. One of the men told the detective that he didn’t know the assailant’s name, but could get a photo of him of Instagram.
After the photo was distributed to the media, a citizen helped identify “Black” as Byron Coleman.
Coleman, who was arrested Tuesday, had been on parole for earlier weapons and drug charges. His bond has been set at $700,000.