By: Houma Police Department

UPDATE 1/30/19:

On 1-29-19 around 4pm, Johnathon Douglas-19 yrs old of Margaret Street who was wanted by Houma Police for Principle to Second Degree Murder turned himself in. Once doing so, Douglas was booked per warrant and transported to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex to be booked and jailed.

At this time, Richard Kenny-19 yrs old, who is wanted for Second Degree Murder, remains at large. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the police department or Bayou Region Crime Stoppers and may be eligible for a reward up to $1000.

 

 

 

 

Initial Release 1/28/19:

On 1-27-19 shortly before 6pm, Houma Police responded to the 1100 block of Goode Street in reference to a report of shots fired. While responding, officers learned that a victim, Philip Baker-18 yrs. old, was shot and was suffering from multiple wounds. While on scene, Philip Baker was located and transported to a local medical facility where he was later pronounced dead.

As the investigation continued, Houma Police learned that the victim was at the park within the 1100 block of Goode Street. While there, an altercation took place with Richard Kenny 19 yrs. old over a debt for narcotics. During the altercation, Johnathon Douglas-19 yrs. old and Trenden McGuire 20 yrs. old, handed Richard Kenny a weapon, which he pointed at Philip Baker and started firing at him. Houma Police learned Philip Baker took off running and Richard Kenny chased him continuously shooting.

Shortly afterward, Houma Police located Trenden McGuire at a residence on Lafayette Street and took him into custody. He was subsequently arrested for Principle to Second Degree Murder. Houma Police also obtained warrants through the 32nd Judicial District Court on Johnathon Douglas for Principle to Second Degree Murder but he remains at large.

At this point Houma Police detectives have an active warrant through the 32nd Judicial District Court for Richard Kenny on charges related to Second Degree Murder. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.