Franklin Homicide Suspect Lead State Police on Pursuit on I-10
A Franklin, Louisiana man, who is a person of interest in a Franklin homicide, lead troopers on a high-speed pursuit on I-10 on Labor Day, Monday, September 2.
According to a media release, Louisiana State Police Troop I was contacted by the Franklin Police Department about a homicide that took place within their city limits at about 9:00 am Monday morning.
At approximately 9:45 a.m., Troopers located a person of interest in the homicide, identified as 36-year-old Trinity Daqwan Coleman of Franklin, Louisiana, driving a silver Cadillac CTS on I-10 near Crowley in Acadia Parish. Troopers stopped the car but Coleman refused to exit. Coleman then drove off and began traveling west on I-10 resulting in a pursuit. The pursuit reached speeds in excess of 100 mph. As the Cadillac entered Jefferson Davis Parish Troopers successfully deployed spike strips causing the tires to deflate, but Coleman still refused to stop.
Minutes later, Coleman stopped his car on the shoulder of I-10 in Welsh where he began to exchange gunfire with the driver of another vehicle, identified as 57-year-old Clarence Fine Jr. of Jeanerette, Louisiana. Fine was stopped in the westbound lanes of travel. Luckily no one was injured during the exchange of gunfire.
Coleman then continued traveling west on I-10 and came to a stop on the roadway about 3 miles west of Welsh and refused to exit the vehicle. After a 2 ½ hour standoff, Coleman surrendered and was taken into custody.
Coleman was arrested and booked into the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail for attempted second-degree murder and illegal discharge of a weapon. There may be more charges to come.
Fine was arrested and booked into the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail for attempted second-degree murder and illegal discharge of a weapon.
The pursuit lasted approximately 57 minutes, followed by a standoff that shut down I-10 eastbound and westbound near Welsh for roughly 2 ½ hours. "No injuries were reported and one LSP vehicle was damaged during the pursuit."
The Louisiana State Police received assistance from the Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s Office, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Welsh Police Department.