JENNINGS, La. (KLFY) – A homicide in Jennings leaves the city inspector dead, after his grandson allegedly shot him inside his home, according to authorities.
Jennings Deputy Chief of Police Danny Semmes said 17-year-old Parker Gary faces first-degree murder charges in the murder of his grandfather Warren Gary. Warren Gary served as the city inspector.
“At the residence, numerous pieces of evidence were taken that linked Parker Gary to the crime,” Semmes said.
Officers responded to shots fired at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
“Officers arrived at the scene of the residence, went inside the residence and found Mr. Warren Gary in his bedroom deceased,” Semmes said.
Other officers found Parker Gary running down the street. Police said Parker Gary told them someone shot his grandfather.
Police located a gun and cash in Parker Gary’s possession, linking him to the murder and citing robbery as the motive.
Semmes said it started Saturday night when Parker Gary and his friend Ryan Cole burglarized Warren’s home.
“Mr. Gary stated that a large amount of guns were stolen out of his residence and vandals had painted vulgarity and threats on the wall of his house and broke a bunch of fixtures in his house,” Semmes said.
Warren Gary contacted police Sunday. Semmes said police already suspected his grandson in the home burglary.
According to Semmes Warren Gary and Parker Gary lived together and had a normal relationship.
Warren Gary worked for the city of Jennings for several years and as a sheriff’s deputy for 20 years.