Kentwood police trying to solve homicide

Published 4:16 am Friday, December 22, 2017

Kentwood police are investigating their first homicide in almost a decade.

According to a report from WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, investigators said that Wesley Housely, 60, of Kentwood, was shot and killed Monday evening during an attempted robbery at his residence.

According to the report, officers responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Dumaine Street after they received a call in relation to a person suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers found Housely’s body, after he had been shot multiple times. The Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced Housely deceased on the scene.

Kentwood Police Chief Michael Kazerooni told WAFB-TV that two men wearing dark clothes and masks apparently entered Housely’s home and attempted to rob him. He was shot multiple times after a struggle with the suspects, Kazerooni said.

Both suspects are described as average height. One is stocky in build and the other is more slender. Each will face the charge of first-degree murder, among other charges.

Anyone with any information about the suspects or the crime is asked to call the Kentwood Police Department at 985-229-6305. All callers can remain anonymous.