Cobb County Police Ask for Public Help to Name Suspects in Deadly Shooting

The Cobb County Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in order to crack the murder case of 43-year-old Curtis Coleman, who was shot and killed in March. Coleman was found dead in his car in the 2200 block of Powers Ferry Road, shot in the head. The sobering discovery was made on March 21 after calls to the police regarding an injured person.

Police turned their attention to two guys who were seen close to the crime site at the Extended Stay America hotel in the Cumberland region, located off Powers Ferry Road and Baby Does Lane. These people were apparently trying to flag down passing cars close to the hotel and a Chevron station nearby, according to Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta.

Crime Stoppers has made security video of the two males available in an attempt to get further information and maybe identify the suspects. ” This video is important since it might include the information needed to crack the case. Help from the community can be essential in identifying the people in the video or in adding further background.

No matter how small the information may appear, Crime Stoppers is urging anyone with it to come forward and report it. The Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line can be reached anonymously at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online at, or by texting the tip and the keyword CSA to CRIMES (274637). By guaranteeing the anonymity of the tipster, these channels eliminate a typical obstacle that could keep people from providing information to law enforcement.

Those who would want to talk with law enforcement directly can also call the Cobb Police Major Crimes Unit at 770-499-3945. Police assure prospective sources that they do not have to give their identity or any other identifying information in order to help with the investigation, much as Crime Stoppers.

Participation of the community is about safety and closure for the community as much as it is about getting justice for Curtis Coleman. Up to $2,000 is up for grab by Crime Stoppers for information that results in the arrest and indictment of the guilty parties. This reward emphasizes the need of community involvement in resolving and discouraging violent crimes, as do the other anonymous reporting alternatives.

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Cobb County Police and Crime Stoppers believe that as the investigation goes on, these efforts will provide important information that will help identify those guilty of this terrible event and offer some comfort to the impacted family and community.

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