Coleman Avenue drive-by shooting hits neighboring home, no injures reported, suspect arrested

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Another shooting rattles the intersection of Coleman Avenue and Third street. Police say 20 year old Lafabian Demonta Sellers was behind the gun.

According to police, the first shots rang out of the A1 mart and as Sellers continued to fire shots from his vehicle, some of them ended up in the home of Carmen Maza. Now, she’s terrified for her safety and her families as well.

We caught up with Mrs. Maza. She showed us where the 3 bullets struck her home. Thankfully the walls of her home were thick enough to stop the bullets 

She says she has experienced 4 shooting within the last 2 months. She also fears for her family’s safety as well, and will not let her grandchildren go to her home.

Despite this, she will continue to follow her calling… giving back to the community.

She is in the process of becoming a minister, hoping to open a church in the area to help bring the community together, the community she now fears.

As activity continues to ramp up, the West Monroe Police Department will be doing everything in their power to keep residents in the area safe.

Sergeant CJ Beck says they will be stepping up patrol in the area, pulling in officers from other parts of the city.

Maza and her husband plan on leaving the area soon, but she will continue to work on her dream in the area.

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