A “man down” call brought MPD officers to an apartment at 109 North Belvedere in Midtown at 10 pm, Saturday, August 29, 2009. When they arrived they found victim Fate Coaty, 36, alive but badly injured. He was transported to The MED, now Regional One Hospital, but he died soon after.
Witnesses described two suspects to police. Suspect 1 was a black male, five foot nine inches tall and weighing then 175 to 180 pounds, with medium build and dark complexion. Suspect 2 was a black male six feet tall, with dark complexion.
The suspects took either a DVD or VCR player from the apartment before they fled in a burgundy or red four-door Ford Taurus. The vehicle had been loaned to the victim by a friend. Cold Case Bureau detectives need the public’s help to solve this case.