Man arrested in Central Metropolis capturing: NOPD

Clifford Coates, 36, is accused in a Central City shooting that left one man injured Friday morning (Jan. 12), according to New Orleans Police.

Police said the victim was at a business in the 2700 block of St. Andrews Street shortly after 5:30 a.m. Friday. As he was leaving, police said Coates told the victim to “give it up.” The victim told police he was walking away when he was shot once in the buttocks.

The shooting was originally reported at the intersection of Milan Street and South Claiborne Avenue, but police changed the location as the investigation progressed, according to NOPD spokeswoman Ambria Washington.

Coates was booked into Orleans Justice Center jail Saturday evening on one count each of aggravated second-degree battery and possession of marijuana, court records show. Bond and attorney information was not immediately available.

According to court records, the shooting occurred on Coates 36th birthday. 

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