Neighbors said he was a great man. His co-workers at sonic said he was the spirit-lifter of the work place. Marianna police Chief Hayes Baggett said he was a well-known figure in the Marianna community.
But, Friday night Lynwood Alvin Coleman was shot and killed on orange street and police want to know who was behind the gun.
Murder witnesses tell Marianna Police that late in the eight o'clock hour on Friday night, an unidentified, black, male made his way up the front sidewalk of the residence at 2915 Orange Street.
The gunman came to the front door, he then pushed the door open, fired one shot into the chest of Coleman and fled on foot.
Marianna chief of police Hayes Baggett has gotten little sleep since the murder and says his department is doing all they can to find the suspect.
"FDLE Crime Lab responded to the scene,” Chief Hayes Baggett of the Marianna Police Department said. “They worked the scene with the assistance of their agents and the Jackson County Sheriffs Office, and the Marianna Police Department. I would ask that anybody that has any information regarding this to please contact the Marianna Police Department."
"As far as a motive, at this point we have not established one. Just still running down leads and interviewing people."
While neighbors did not want to be interviewed, they did say that Coleman was known as being very nice, and a firm believer in his Christian faith. They call this a "senseless shooting".
Anyone with information should call the Marianna Police Department at 850-526-3125.
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