“The suspect got out of the victim’s vehicle, and one of the suspects shot the victim,” Pihera said. “Both suspects got back into their vehicle and drove off.”
Coleman died at the scene.
Investigators believe the black vehicle left the QuikTrip headed south on Peachtree Parkway. No further description of the vehicle or the suspects was released.
Two of Coleman’s friends told Channel 2 Action News that he lived in Louisiana but was in town visiting his young daughter. The Norcross High School graduate was a former football coach at Peachtree Ridge High School and was working to launch his own clothing line, his friends said.
“I want the law enforcement community to bring these animals to justice,” John Lewis told the news station. “They took away a great young man.”
In a social media post, the Norcross football team said, “It is with great sadness to share with the Norcross family that we lost a brother this weekend. Bradley Coleman was a friend, father and an ambassador of goodwill. We will keep everyone informed about any arrangements and ways to help support the family.”
A GoFundMe account has been set up to raise money for his daughter.
“To have known Bradley is to know laughter and light in this world,” the organizer wrote. “All funds go directly to his daughter ... Brad’s daughter was his whole world.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 770-513-5300. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.