Police offering $500 reward for capture of Benton Harbor shooting suspect

Benton Harbor, Mich. Three days after a pair of teenage boys were shot in broad daylight, police in Benton Harbor are offering the public an extra incentive to help them track down the alleged gunman.

Elliott Coates, 17, is wanted on several charges including attempted murder and carrying a concealed weapon.

Police are now offering a $500 reward for information leading to his arrest.

The crime unfolded Wednesday afternoon when police found a 17-year-old who'd been shot in stomach in Broadway Park.

The second victim -- a 16-year-old boy -- was found with a gunshot wound to the arm not far from there at a house in the 1100 block of McAllister Avenue.

Police believe a small fight broke out at the park, but was later dispersed.

Shortly afterwards, they say Coates returned with a handgun and started shooting

Both victims survived, but Coates remains at large tonight.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call police 269-926-2538.


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