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Arlington homicide victim identified; suspects remain on the run, police say

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A man shot to death in an Aug. 3 Arlington homicide has been identified as Nicholas Lee Coffman, according to authorities.

The search for his killer continued on Friday.

Coffman, 21, of Arlington, was identified on the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office website. He was pronounced dead at 11:38 p.m. on Aug. 3. He died from a gunshot wound to his abdomen and his death was a homicide, according to a ruling by officials with the medical examiner’s office.

Coffman met with a group of people on the night of Aug. 3 at Deaver Park on Kelly Elliott Road in Arlington and was shot by someone in a vehicle, police said. Coffman returned fire and was driven to a medical clinic.

Arlington police didn’t find any additional gunshot victims.

The shooters then drove to a home that had ties to Coffman in southwest Arlington, where they opened fire, police said. No one was injured in that shooting.

Arlington police responded to the shooting call at the home shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 3.

Officers found several bullet casings that hit the front door of the home..

A witness told Arlington police that the victim later identified as Coffman had met with the suspects at the park in the 5800 block of Kelly Elliott Road in Arlington.

Coffman was talking to four to five people in a vehicle when one shot him, Arlington police said

Coffman was first taken to a medical clinic where Arlington police found him. He was later taken to a local hospital, where he died.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Arlington homicide Detective Grant Gildon at 817-459-5691 or call Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477.

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