Bradley Coleman Obituary | Mr. Bradley Coleman “Cole” Couey, 18 years old, of Kingston, Georgia, died on January 31, 2021, as a result of injuries sustained in an earlier car accident.
Identified as the man shot and murdered during an attempted carjacking outside a QuikTrip gas station. The Gwinnett Medical Examiner’s Office has now identified Bradley Coleman, 29, of Peachtree Corners as the adult male who was shot and killed in an attempted carjacking outside a QuikTrip gas station on Sunday.
Coleman, according to the police, was attempting to inflate his tyre when a car containing three suspects attempted to carjack him and subsequently shot him.
“It is with great sadness that I inform the Norcross family that a brother passed away over the weekend. Bradley Coleman was a friend, a father, and a goodwill ambassador, the Norcross Blue Devils Football team laments.
Bradley Coleman, a former Southern University tight end, was slain during an attempted carjacking, causing the college football community to lose a player.
Coleman, who played for the Southern University Jaguars from 2012 to 2016, was shot in his hometown of Norcross, Georgia when three guys attempted to steal his car.
Coleman was apparently inflating the tyres of his vehicle when the carjacking occurred; he was shot and died as a result. Coleman died at the young age of 29.
Coleman, a former five-year redshirt at Southern University, was a member of the 2013 SWAC champion Jaguars squad. Coleman and the Jaguars went 8-0 in conference play the following year, finishing with a 9-3 record overall, including two close losses to Georgia Tech and NC State.
Coleman graduated from Norcross High School in his hometown and became a football coach at the school after his playing career. After his tragic demise, the school distributed a memorial statement.
“It is with with sadness that we inform the Norcross family that a brother passed away over the weekend,” the school said in a statement. “Bradley Coleman was a friend, a father, and a goodwill ambassador. We will keep everyone apprised of any preparations and opportunities to assist the family.”
FOX 5 Following Coleman’s death, Atlanta’s Rob DiRienzo spoke with his buddy and SU teammate Reid Sanders, who said that Coleman was in his hometown of Gwinnett for the weekend.
Sanders, via DiRienzo, remarked, “Had I known I wouldn’t be able to communicate with him again, I would have told him how much I loved him.” “He was one of the most sincere and kind men. He had a constant smile on his face. “Brought the vigour.”
At the gas station, Bradley Coleman was attempting to add air to his tyres, according to the police. Coleman, age 29, was discovered dead near his vehicle at the air pumping station. Investigators are still searching for the perpetrators, who were last seen driving south on Peachtree Parkway, according to reports.
Shahid Mitchell, who played football with Coleman at Norcross High School, stated that he had lost a buddy, a mentor, and a teammate.
Mitchell stated, “He was a leader who guided people in the correct direction.” “He was humorous, enthusiastic, and purely inspiring.
Whatever you desired, he would believe in you and encourage you to achieve it. He wouldn’t allow you to just state your desire to be this. He would transform you into that person.”
At Norcross, Mitchell and Coleman both played wide receiver. Coleman graduated from high school in 2011 and currently attends Southern University in Louisiana.
Two years later, Mitchell would graduate from Norcross. Coleman coached basketball and football at Mountain View High School and Peachtree Ridge High School in Georgia.
Coleman worked with Ryan Lesniak, the current athletic director at Peachtree Ridge, while he was a coach at the school. Coleman’s ability to interact with students and foster relationships was highlighted. Coleman, according to Lesniak, once filled in for a teacher on maternity leave and had a beneficial impact on his students.
Lesniak remarked, “He was always happy, always smiling, constantly lifting people up and hugging them, full of energy and life.” “Kids had a great deal of regard for him, his positivism, and his enthusiasm for life and children, wanting to give back and being a part of who they were not only on the court or the field, but also as young men.”
Coleman returned to Louisiana and founded the apparel label Pascher. Mitchell stated that his friend utilised the brand to engage young people and even assisted young athletes in securing name, image, and likeness deals via the brand.
Coleman also leaves behind a small daughter; as of Monday evening, more than $40,000 has been contributed for her future by friends.
Mitchell stated, “It was difficult because she came here to spend time with her father, and she was stolen from him in such a manner.” “You wonder, “What if I had been there to help him?” What if I were there to affect change?’ It is difficult to deal with all of these feelings when you are here.
When one of the individuals climbed into the driver’s seat of Coleman’s car, he fought against two of them.
Unaware of the attempted carjacking, the driver of a third vehicle drew up behind the suspects’ vehicle and the suspects smashed into it as they fled the scene, according to media sources.
Police say that one of the attackers fatally shot Coleman as they fled.According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, the search for the assailants has begun.
Additionally, the authorities stated that his mother was a suspect in his killing and that she was now detained in Arizona. They say she arrived in metro Atlanta in December 1998 after pulling her son out of school in Charlotte, North Carolina, and left abruptly in February 1999 when William’s bones were discovered.
Authorities continue to seek assistance in the case. Boston reported on Wednesday that the mother worked briefly at the defunct Atlanta nightclub Pleasers on Cleveland Avenue. She said that the mother may have received support from the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children.
Anyone who knew the mother or William in late 1998 or early 1999 is asked to contact the DeKalb County cold case tip line at 404-371-2442. They may maintain anonymity.
A grand jury in DeKalb County indicted the mother last month on two counts of felony murder, two counts of child maltreatment, aggravated assault, and concealing the death of another.
The mother is now charged with causing her son’s death by administering “a medication or substances including Diphenhydramine and Acetaminophen.”