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Suspect in Benton Harbor double shooting turns himself in

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A suspect wanted for shooting two people last month in Benton Harbor has been taken into custody by the Department of Public Safety.

17-year-old Elliott Coates turned himself in to detectives on Monday, after police searched several cities and two states. 

The search for Coates involved several citizen tips that led police on that search, before he finally came in to surrender himself to police. The Benton Harbor Public Safety Department worked with the Berrien County Sheriff's Department Detectives to chase down leads, and also had help from F.B.I. Violent Crimes Task Force, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, the Battle Creek Police Department, and the Milwaukee, WI Police Dept during the search.

Coates is charged with three counts of Attempted Murder and two firearms charges and is awaiting arraignment. He remains in the Berrien County Jail Monday.

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