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 November 13, 2013, 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 an individual. Upon police arrival at
the scene, officers learned the victim, who was a registered guest at the
hotel, was reportedly followed from the hotel’s parking lot, into his hotel
room where he was allegedly robbed at gunpoint by an unknown man and
woman. It was reported the female
suspect, later identified as 27 year old Mary Adler, produced a handgun and
demanded the victim’s wallet. Following
the robbery, both Adler and her male accomplice, identified as 37 year old Gary
Coleman, fled the scene of the crime by way of metered transportation.
During the course
of the robbery investigation, police were informed of a second robbery
occurring in the 400 block of Olive
Street, where a male victim was allegedly robbed and
kidnapped while a second man was shot.
During the ordeal, it was learned a black male and white female
reportedly entered the apartment home of the victim through an opened window.
The duo reportedly robbed the victim at gunpoint and forced him from his
apartment, ordering him to knock on the door of unsuspecting neighbor, 28 year
old Margarito Soberane’s apartment. The
suspects reportedly forced the initial victim into Soberane’s apartment during
which time a struggle between both victims and suspects ensued over the
weapon. During the struggle, Soberanes suffered a gunshot wound
to the upper body. Following the
shooting both suspects fled the scene on foot.
Soberanes was subsequently transported to University
for injuries considered to be non life-threatening. Information gathered on scene at the Olive
Street incident provided authorities a physical
description of a black male and a white female suspect closely matching the
description of Adler and Coleman.
As elements of the
investigation began to unfold, authorities gathered information leading them to
the Royal Inn Motel located in the 1900 block of North
Police received information that both Adler and Coleman were thought to
be inside a room at the motel.
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 subsequently located
a weapon believed to have been used in the commission of 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