Police identify suspect in Paradise Club shooting


Texarkana, Ark. Police are looking for LeJason Coakley in connection with a shooting that happened early Saturday morning at the Paradise Club on E. 9th Street.

According to police they were dispatched around 1 a.m. for a disturbance at the club.

According to officer Kristi Bennett, “when police officers arrived they located victim Montel Waller, 23 years of age, who was suffering from a single gunshot wound. Waller was transported by Lifenet Ambulance to Wadley hospital where he underwent treatment and is in recovery.”

“Texarkana Arkansas Police immediately began investigating the shooting and have identified 23-year-old LaJason Coakley as the shooter,” said Bennett. “A felony arrest warrant for Battery 1st Degree has been issued for his arrest.”

Anyone with information on this shooting, or the whereabouts of Coakley, is urged to contact Texarkana Arkansas Police.

First responders load Montel Waller into an ambulance
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