KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Michael J. Glaser
Chief of Police
500 Veterans Boulevard
FAX (504) 712-2209
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lt. Brian McGregor
couple severely beaten inside their residence on Teton St. in Kenner
- Two victims were severely beaten Sunday (July 10, 2017),
inside their residence on Teton Street, in Kenner, which is located in
the Woodlake Subdivision.
Kenner Police was first notified of the incident at approximately 3:31
p.m., Sunday, when a neighbor dialed 9-1-1 to report that his next-door
neighbor walked over to his residence covered in blood and asking for
help for she and her husband.
arrived at the residence and discovered that an 89-year-old male, and a
70-year-old female, had been severely beaten.
Detectives believed that the couple had been severely beaten with
a hammer, which was found inside the victimsí residence covered in blood
and hair. Speaking to
the female victim, she provided the name of a 16-year-old juvenile who
had been inside the residence with the couple when the attack occurred.
In addition, the elderly couplesí vehicle had been stolen.
processing the residence for evidence, the Baton Rouge Police Department
called to advise that the victimís vehicle had been involved in a crash
in Baton Rouge, and the 16-year-old named suspect was detained.
The 16-year-old, who is acquainted with the elderly victims was
interviewed by Kenner Police Detective Nick Engler and confessed to
striking the elderly couple with a hammer and then stealing their
16-year-old, whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile was
charged with the crimes of attempted first degree murder (2-counts),
theft of a motor vehicle, and aggravated burglary.
The juvenile was transported to the Rivarde Detention Center to
await a continued custody and bond hearing.
victims remain hospitalized in critical condition.
Police Chief Michael J. Glaser urges anyone with information concerning
this incident to call Kenner Police Detective Nick Engler at (504)
712-2410 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.