Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Ard: Victim and suspect killed in Sunday shooting near Denham

Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 | Views: 3515

Ard: Victim and suspect killed in Sunday shooting near Denham
From the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office:

Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard releases more details into this weekend’s deadly incident in the Denham Springs area.

Sheriff Ard says, "There are certain times in law enforcement when you can’t give out too many details because it will jeopardize the investigation. This is one of those times. But, here’s what I can tell you:

The VICTIM in this case:
Beaux A. Bailey, 36, of Denham Springs

The SUSPECT in this case:
Ted L. Bourn, 37, of Tupelo, Mississippi (photo attached)

"The initial call came in as a home invasion. You may have heard me say before – we’re only as good as the information we receive. Well, we do not believe this was a random home invasion based on the evidence we have now obtained. We believe the suspect intentionally targeted the victim. There was an exchange of gunfire between the two men. Both suffered gunshot wounds. Both died as a result. The suspect in this case is from Mississippi which means our investigation expanded well beyond the borders of Livingston Parish. Detectives traveled to Lee County, Mississippi. I do need to say thank you to Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson for his assistance on this investigation. There, we were able to collect evidence – which includes electronic devices. Those detectives are now on their way back to Livingston Parish. Then, we have to process this evidence – which takes time. As far as why the victim was targeted, we don’t know why – yet. The reason why? The suspect obviously can’t be questioned. In this case, the victim is helping us to solve his own murder by leading us to this suspect and to this trail of evidence which we are continuing to follow. We are working to confirm a motive - that is one of the reasons this is taking so much time.

"We are staying in close contact with the victim’s immediate family members. Our thoughts and prayers are with this family. Please be patient. This is shaping up to be a long and drawn out investigation. I want answers and closure for this family – just as much as everyone else.’

"This investigation is ongoing. More arrests are possible."