Bernard Coleman charged with his father’s murder

Police have arrested and charged Bernard Coleman III, 23, for the alleged murder of a 43-year-old man, who police say was his father.

According to police, Bernard Coleman was killed last Friday around 8:55 a.m. in the 4000 block of Cole Blvd., SE. Police found Coleman’s lifeless body suffering from gunshot wounds. Coleman was pronounced dead on the scene and later brought to the chief medical examiner’s office.

Coleman III was arrested Tuesday after a warrant for burglary was issued by DC Superior Court. Upon further investigation Coleman was charged with both burglary and second-degree murder while armed.

Coleman III will be presented in court Wednesday afternoon.

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