Coatesville Police Investigate Fatal Shooting on East Diamond Street

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COATESVILLE, PA — The Coatesville Police Department has announced it is actively investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Friday night, March 8, 2024, on East Diamond Street.

At approximately 7:55 PM, patrol officers responded to an initial call reporting shots fired in the 700 block of East Diamond Street. Upon their arrival, the officers discovered a black male, deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. The Chester County Coroner’s Office is currently working to confirm the victim’s identification and notify his family.

The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of Chester County Detectives and the District Attorney’s Office.

Authorities are urging anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the City of Coatesville Police Department at 610-384-2300 or the Chester County Detectives at 610-344-6866. Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the crime. They can be reached at 1-800-4-PA-TIPS.

In addition to these conventional means, anonymous tips can also be submitted via text message to TIP411 (847411) by using the keyword “Coatesville” or through the Coatesville Police Mobile Phone App.

As with all criminal investigations, it is important to remember that this information is subject to change as additional details may emerge. Furthermore, a criminal complaint or an arrest does not constitute a declaration of guilt. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Further information will be released as the investigation continues.

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