Ja'Ray Jamal Coster (6590)



1/17/2012: Three deputies shot and killed Ja'Ray J. Coster when he allegedly acted in a menacing way, fumbled through his jacket, and refused to get out of a vehicle after a police chase. With deputies in pursuit, two teenagers crashed a stolen Chevy Cobalt into a utility pole. Three deputies then converged on the car, and tried to help the driver, Frank Coleman, get out. Deputies reportedly couldn't get the passenger, Coster, to comply with an order to show his hands and get out of the vehicle while fumbling around with his jacket. Officials said that all three deputies fired shots into the vehicle at the time. Coster, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, while Coleman was treated for injuries related to the crash. No weapon was found at the scene. http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2012/01/jefferson_parish_sheriffs_depu_7.html

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