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Friend talks about killing of homeless man

3 years 3 days 20 hours ago Monday, September 18 2017 Sep 18, 2017 September 18, 2017 2:01 PM September 18, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- A friend of a homeless man who was shot to death in Baton Rouge last week says he heard the gunshots but did not see the shooter.

Terrell Griffin has a food stand in a parking lot less than a block from where 59-year-old Bruce Cofield was gunned down about a week ago. Griffin said Monday that he waited for the gunfire to quiet before he ran over to find his friend lying face-down on the ground.

He said he didn't see a shooter but spoke to others who did see a white man fire the shots.

Police have said Kenneth Gleason is a person of interest in the shooting of Cofield and Donald Smart, who was fatally shot as he was walking to work last Thursday.

Police say they have linked shell casings from the two shootings and that they think race may have motivated the attacks.

Authorities say Gleason's car matched the description of a vehicle in the area at the time of the shootings.

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