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Names released in Shreveport crime spree

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Mary Adler (photo courtesy: Shreveport Police Department) Mary Adler (photo courtesy: Shreveport Police Department)
Gary Coleman (photo courtesy: Shreveport Police Department) Gary Coleman (photo courtesy: Shreveport Police Department)
SHREVEPORT, La. (KTBS) -

Shreveport Police have arrested a man and woman in connection with a pair of armed robberies, a shooting and a kidnapping.

Just after 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Shreveport Police were called to the Days Inn motel located in the 4900 block of West Monkhouse Drive relative to a reported armed robbery of a person. When officers arrived, they learned that the victim who was a registered guest at the motel was reportedly followed from the hotel's parking log and into his hotel room where he was allegedly robbed at gunpoint by an unknown man and woman. The victim told police that the female suspect, later identified as 27 year-old Mary Adler, demanded the victim's wallet while pointing a gun at him. After the robbery, both Adler and her male accomplice, identified as 37 year-old Gary Coleman, fled the scene of the crime in a taxi.

While police were investigating the robbery, officers were notified of a second robbery taking place in the 400 block of Olive Street. Reports say that a male victim was allegedly robbed and kidnapped while a second man was shot. Later, detectives found out that the black male and white female reportedly entered the apartment home of the victim through an open window. The duo then robbed the victim at gunpoint and forced him from his apartment and ordered him to knock on the door of an unsuspecting neighbor. The suspects allegedly forced the victim into the neighbor's apartment and a struggle between both victims and the suspects ensued over the weapon.

During the struggle, the neighbor suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder. After the shooting, both suspects ran off. The shooting victim was transported to University Medical Center with what are believed to be non life-threatening injuries.

Information gathered on the scene at the Olive Street incident gave authorities a physical description of a black male and white female suspect closely matching the description of Adler and Coleman.

Information gathered during the investigation led authorities to the Royal Inn Motel in the 1900 block of North Market Street. Police received a tip that both Adler and Coleman were thought to be inside a room at the motel.

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Shreveport Police Violent Crimes and Robbery investigators, along with Special Response Team members and Crisis negotiators arrived on scene at the motel to assistance in the matter. Following the nearly three hour ordeal, police took into custody, Mary Adler and Gary Coleman.

Both suspects emerged from a second floor motel room, where authorities located a weapon believed to have been used in the shooting, kidnapping and robberies.

Both suspects were transported to police headquarters where following interviews with detectives, each was booked into the Shreveport City Jail. Each now faces charges of Attempted Second Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, Attempted Armed Robbery and Second Degree Kidnapping. 

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