Woman Found Shot Dead In Driveway, Fiancé Charged With Murder

A Detroit man has been charged following the death of his fiancée, a mother of three daughters.

Tereyl Devon Coleman, 29, is facing one count of second-degree murder and one count of felony firearm in connection with the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Raven Coleman, according to a news release from Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.

The news release from the prosecutor's office described the couple as husband and wife, while friends and Raven Coleman's social media indicated the pair were still planning their wedding when she died.

Police officers arrived at a residence in the 12250 block of Wayburn Avenue in Detroit at around 3.20 a.m. on Saturday morning in response to a domestic dispute.

On arrival, the officers found Raven Coleman, of Clinton Township, Michigan, lying on the driveway of the residence with a gunshot wound to the chest. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The prosecutor's office said an alleged verbal argument between the couple escalated and Tereyl Coleman fired a handgun, fatally shooting the woman.

Serena Rayford, who said she and Raven Coleman were lifelong friends, told local media the woman had called her not long before she was shot dead.

"She needed me and I wish I could have answered the phone because she would have been here right now," Rayford told Fox 2.

Rayford said her friend was due to get married next summer and they had recently gone shopping for wedding dresses.

"She was happy, she was in love," she said. "I would have never expected this in a million years."

Rayford added: "Not only did kids lose their mother, but she was a daughter, a cousin, a friend."

Tributes have also been posted on Raven Coleman's final Facebook posts, shared the day before she died.

"Ive had the best day!!!" she wrote in her last post, along with a grinning emoji. Earlier that day, she posted a picture of her three daughters dressed in Halloween costumes.

"I hate my little cousins got to grow up without their mom RIP Cuz this is Heartbreaking," Taneesha Lucas wrote in a comment on that post.

Jordanne Murff wrote: "I'm so sorry you had to leave so soon... Praying for all that's effected by this especially them beautiful babies."

Sherron Williams added: "Prayers for the family and her babies God rest her beautiful soul a queen gone too soon."

Tereyl Coleman was arraigned on Tuesday. His probable cause conference is scheduled for November 17 and the preliminary examination is scheduled for November 24.

The Detroit Police Department has been contacted for comment.

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Stock photo. A Detroit man has been charged with murder after his fiancee was found with a gunshot wound to her chest in the early hours of October 30. iStock