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Franklin murder suspect officially booked on second-degree murder charge

Posted at 11:09 AM, Sep 19, 2019

A Franklin murder suspect has officially been booked on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of 37-year-old Chiquita Lumpkin.

The Franklin Police Department says that 36-year-old Trinity Coleman was arrested and booked on one count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder on Wednesday, September 18.

Coleman was identified as a person of interest in connection with the September 2 shooting death of Chiquita Lumpkin.

Police say they responded at 8 am that morning to reports of a shooting in the area of Scottie and Pine Streets. According to police, Lumpkin was shot and killed at her residence.

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Coleman was arrested by the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office after a high-speed pursuit ended on I-10 near Welsh on Monday, September 2.

Following that arrest, Coleman was booked into the Jeff Davis Parish Jail on charges of attempted second degree murder and Illegal carrying / discharge of weapons.

Franklin Police say that Coleman remains incarcerated in the Jeff Davis Parish Jail.

To read more on Coleman's previous arrest: Suspect in high-speed chase, Franklin homicide identified