Alexandria City Police have seen shooting suspect before, just not recently

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


The at-large suspect in a May 14 shooting at Chester & Levin streets is a familiar face to city and parish law officers. 

Norman Coty, 29, considered armed and dangerous, is wanted in the attempted second-degree murder of a victim clinging to life since. 

The shooting happened not long before midnight. The most recent update from city police reported the victim still in critical condition and Coty still on the run. 

The alleged assailant has been charged with attempted murder before. 

On June 23, 2017 Coty was charged with attempted first-degree murder, as well as obstruction of justice with threats and intimidation, criminal conspiracy, assault by deadly shooting, illegal use of weapon/commission of a crime and parole violation. Bond was set at $430,000. 

In October 2019, records show, Coty was booked on two drug possession, distribution, dispensing, manufacturing charges. 

A month later he was back in the jail on obstruction and intimidation by threat charges. 

In December 2020 he was charged with domestic abuse battery. 

On March 15, 2021 he was charged with armed robbery under $200,000 bond. 

Arrest and jail records do not track cases through the labyrinth of the judicial/penal systems as to their disposition and resolution. 

Information on this or any other case can be provided the Alexandria Police Detective Division at (318) 441-6416 or APD Dispatch at (318) 441-6559.

Additionally, a cash reward can be obtained by calling Crime Stoppers of Cenla at 318-443-7867. Tips, and payments, are anonymous.

Photo:  Mug of Coty