FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Detective Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: November 2, 2010
Kenner Police arrest murder suspect
- A Kenner man has been arrested in reference to an October 28,
2010 armed robbery / murder that occurred in the 900 block of Vouray Drive in Kenner.
On Tuesday, November 2, 2010,
Kenner Police Detectives arrested Joseph Humbles, 18, who
resides at 2604 Tupelo Street in Kenner.
Humbles was charged with the crimes
of first degree murder, attempt first degree murder, and armed
The original incident occurred on
Thursday, October 28, 2010, at approximately 10:58 p.m.
Kenner Police Officers responded to
a report of gunshots in the 900 block of Vouray Drive, in Kenner.
Upon arrival, officers found one
victim, identified as Walter D. Bailey, 49, of
Kenner, suffering from several gunshot
investigation revealed that at least two black males armed with
guns approached the victim and a second victim and demanded
Both victims attempted to run away
from the robbery when gunshots were fired striking Bailey and
the second victim.
Bailey’s death was pronounced on
The second victim, who is 57 years
old, was transported to a local hospital where he underwent
surgery for a single gunshot wound to the back.
Kenner Police were able to identify
Humbles by utilizing the Kenner Police license plate recognition
system, where they located Humbles vehicle in close proximity to
the robbery / murder.
In addition, detectives recovered
evidence left by Humbles on the crime scene.
Humbles was also identified as one
of the two perpetrators responsible for the armed robbery /
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with
information concerning this incident or the identity of the
second perpetrator, to call the Kenner Police Department at
(504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Detective Charlotte Synigal is
in charge of the investigation.