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Man shot during argument in Wilkes-Barre

Brad Coleman, 20, was shot while trying to defend his mother, eyewitness says.

April 06. 2013 12:04AM

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WILKES-BARRE — A 20-year-old man was shot Friday night in the area of Moyallen and Grove streets.

The shooting was reported at 8:08 p.m. and the victim was taken to an area hospital by ambulance, a Luzerne County 911 supervisor said.

Police were still investigating as of press time and provided no information.

Tierrel Turner, 26, of Wilkes-Barre, said his brother, Brad Coleman, 20, was shot by a man during an argument outside the home of the mother of Turner’s children.

Turner came to the residence to get his children because their mother had been arrested earlier in the day for allegedly violating a protection order he had filed against her, he said.

Turner and another witness, Latisha Aiken, who works with Turner at his hair salon, said Turner’s mother and sister also were at the scene. They said a woman and a man who are friends of the mother of Turner’s children got out of a car, and the woman began arguing with Coleman’s sister and mother.

The man who accompanied the woman intervened in the fight, and that’s when Coleman became involved, saying, “You’re not touching my mother,” to the man and the two began fighting, Aiken said.

“After they started fighting, (the man with whom Coleman was fighting) pulled out his gun and just shot him,” said Aiken. “And they stood there. I seen the gun, I seen everything. I’m standing over him like, what the hell. Everybody ran, I’m trying to see if he’s OK. They jumped in a white Impala and left.”

The alleged shooter and the woman with him were at Turner’s salon earlier in the day with the mother of Turner’s children, Aiken said.

Turner had called police because he had a protection order against the mother of his children, he said. He was upset because it took a second call before police arrived, he said.

Witnesses said the alleged shooter and the woman whom he arrived with fled in a white Chevrolet Impala driven by a second woman who arrived separately during the altercation.

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