Sheriff vows justice after murder of 7-year-old
BATON ROUGE- Authorities renewed an effort to try and find the killer of a seven-year-old boy.
Terrez Coleman was murdered in a drive-by-shooting in August while he was riding in the car with his family on Prescott Road near Joor. A bullet from a passing car pierced his family's vehicle. Both he and his sister were hit. Luckily, the little girl survived.
The sheriff's department has labeled the crime as a random act of violence.
"We're going to stay on this case until it's done, and if we got to follow 1,500 empty leads, that's what we're going to do," Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said at a vigil commemorating the one-month mark of the shooting Tuesday night.
"You close your eyes and one is not there; that's how I feel. A piece of my heart is gone," Terrez's mom, Felicia, said.
"A piece of our puzzle is missing for the rest of our life now," his father, Terry, added. "Our family is broken from someone's stupid act."
More than $10,000 is on the table to the person who can help detectives make an arrest in the case, although there have been no solid leads since the August 16th attack.
"We're very hopeful that that will shake some bushes and that somebody will come forward with some information," the sheriff said about the reward.
In the days after the shooting, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office released a grainy security image of a car connected to the crime. The car has not been located.
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