Saturday, May 25, 2013
"RIVER RIDGE, LA — Jefferson Parish detectives suspect that a 52-year-old man shot his 16-year-old son in the head in recent days and turned the gun on himself in their River Ridge home. Authorities authorities found both bodies in the home Friday morning. Their names were not released.
"The boy's mother, the man's ex-wife, called 911 on Friday just after 11 a.m., asking the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office to check on her son because she had not heard from him in quite some time, said Col. John Fortunato of the Sheriff's Office.
"The deputies entered the home at 335 Celeste Ave., at Lucy Court, through the unlocked front door and found the man's body on the living room floor. He had a gunshot wound to his head, Fortunato said. A semiautomatic pistol lay next to the body, he said.
"The deputies searched the home and found the teen's body in a bedroom. Jefferson Parish coroner's office investigators determined the teen also was shot in the head.
"`It appears that the young man had been dead for more than a day,` Fortunato said."