Second suspect charged in coach's murder during botched carjacking at Gwinnett QT

Police have arrested a second suspect wanted in the deadly shooting of a beloved football coach during a botched carjacking at a Peachtree Corners gas station.

Officials with the Gwinnett County Police Department said investigators have been working around the clock to figure out who killed 29-year-old Bradley Coleman. A little more than a week after they made their first arrest, officials said Tuesday investigators connected the shooting with a man already in custody in Henry County.

"Our officers were able to charge Miles Collins, a 20-year-old male, with felony murder and aggravated assault in connection with that case," said Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Jennifer Richter.

Police said Collins was already behind bars for an unrelated matter when detectives tied him to Coleman's murder.

"He was arrested in Henry County on an outstanding, unrelated warrant. Once he was in custody, our detectives were able to speak with him and gather some more information and determine that they were able to charge him with the killing of Bradley Coleman," Richter said.

Collins was charged with murder and aggravated assault. He will be brought to the Gwinnett County Adult Detention Center at a later date.

Miles Collins

Miles Collins (Henry County Sheriff's Office)

Beloved coach gunned down during carjacking attempt

The shooting happened shortly after 12:30 p.m. on July 10 at the QuikTrip at the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Peachtree Corners Circle Authorities said Coleman was trying to stop his car from being stolen while putting air into his tires at gas station.

According to investigators, Coleman was at the air pumps when a black four-door vehicle occupied by three men backed in directly next to him.

When one of the suspects entered Coleman's car from the drivers side, Coleman engaged in a physical altercation with two of the suspects, authorities said.

Officials reported as the altercation was occurring, a driver of a vehicle, who was unaware of what was happening, pulled up behind Coleman's car to wait to utilize the air pumps, causing one of the suspects to back into that waiting car as they tried to flee.

"The suspect got out of the victim’s vehicle, and one of the suspects shot the victim. Both suspects got back into their vehicle and drove off," the Gwinnett County Police Department stated.

David Jarrad Booker

David Jarrad Booker (Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office)

On July 21, investigators said they arrested 20-year-old David Jarrad Booker, of Stone Mountain, in connection to the murder.

With Collins and Booker in custody, investigators now turn their sights on finding the third suspect in the case.

"We are asking the public for any information that they may have that they can call our detective unit," said Sgt. Richter. "Or Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta. You can remain anonymous."

Bradley Coleman

Bradley Coleman (Family photo)

Who is Bradley Coleman? 

According to a GoFundMe to support his daughter, Coleman "graduated from Norcross high school & won Mr. Norcross 2011, won Norcross High School State Basketball Championship, played football in Louisiana, and came back to Georgia to coach high school football."

"It was horrible—just horrible—just complete devastation," said Gloria Coleman.

Coleman’s longtime friend Reid Sanders, who played with him at Southern University, said Coleman was back home in Gwinnett to visit over the weekend.

"If I would’ve known I wouldn’t have a chance to talk to him again, I would have told him how much I loved him," Sanders said, holding back tears. "He was just one of the most genuine guys, nice people. Always had a smile on his face. Brought the energy."

Officials have not identified remaining two suspects involved in the shooting.

Anyone with information on this incident, please contact Gwinnett County Police Department detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.