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Former Southern University football player killed during a carjacking




On Sunday afternoon, 29-year-old, Bradley Coleman, was killed during a carjacking attempt at QuickStop.

According to FOX 5, The store was located at the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Peachtree Corners Circle.

According to police, three men pulled up in their vehicle next to Coleman as he was putting air in his tires.

Two of the men began to fight Coleman as he determinedly fought for his vehicle. While the other man attempted to get inside of the car to steal it, police said. 

Coleman fought the hardest he could until he was fatally shot, and died at the scene.

The assailants fled the scene, and Gwinnett County Police said that no arrests have been made and it is an ongoing investigation. 

Coleman was a former wide receiver for Southern University from 2012-2016, where he played on the 2013 SWAC championship team. 

After graduating college Coleman returned to his hometown of Norcross, Georgia to work as a football, and basketball coach. He also launched his own clothing line, PÄsCHer.

Coleman’s high school football team made a post on social media stating “Bradley Coleman was a friend, father and an ambassador of goodwill. We will keep everyone informed about any arrangements and ways to help support the family.”

Southern University also made a post in remembrance of Coleman “Southern University Athletics offers our sincere condolences to the family, loved one’s and teammates of Bradley Coleman, former Jaguar wide receiver from 2012-2016.”

He leaves behind a young daughter and lots of people he has impacted in his journey along the way.