Prichard Police investigate shooting


Prichard Police Chief Jerry Speziale says his detectives are talking to a shooting victim at the University of South Alabama Medical Center today to find out more about the crime.

19 year-old Fredrick Coleman was shot in the chest but, the Chief said his wounds do not appear life-threatening.

Investigators say Coleman apparently drove himself to the hospital after he was shot shortly before midnight. The 911 call, said Speziale, originated on Fillingim Street in Prichard, but investigators tell FOX10News they now believe Coleman was shot in Mobile.

Lawmen also say Coleman apparently drove himself to the emergency room.  Prichard detectives did impound Coleman’s vehicle.  They said a great quantity of blood was found inside the car.

According to Speziale, the shooting victim lives on Osage Street in Mobile.  The Prichard Police Chief said Coleman is not cooperating with investigators as to exactly what happened.

Chief Speziale said the victim did tell officers the shooting was the result of an argument but would not say anything further about the crime.

Mobile Metro Jail records indicate Coleman was out on bail after being arrested on possession of a controlled substance charge in April of this year.



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