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Man accused of being driver in Walnut St. shooting

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, January 15 2015 Jan 15, 2015 January 15, 2015 10:51 AM January 15, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Police accused a man of being the getaway driver in Baton Rouge's first murder of the year.

Police arrested 20-year-old Brandon Coleman Tuesday on charges of being an accessory to first-degree murder. Detectives said witnesses saw Coleman driving the shooter away from the scene in the 1900 block of Walnut Street the night of Jan. 6.

Investigators said Naquian Robinson was buying some CDs when he was approached by Roderick White, who was armed with a gun. Detectives said White tried to rob Robinson, and the two struggled over White's gun before he shot Robinson several times in the torso.

Police interviewed Coleman and said he told them he knew White planned to rob the victim, but didn't know Robinson had been shot until later.

Coleman was booked into the parish jail and given a $25,000 bond. White is still being sought by police. Anyone with more information about his location should call the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-3948.

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