Man accused of killing father, critically wounding mother

Beauregard Daily News

The Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Dry Creek man who allegedly shot his parents at their home Sunday night.

Joel Bailey, 32, is accused of killing his father, Eugene Bailey, 61, and critically injuring his mother, Dorothy Bailey, 57, who remains in critical condition at the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport.

According to Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Robert McCullough, about 10:35 p.m. on Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a woman advising that there had been a shooting at 520 Tommy Bailey Road off La. 394 in Dry Creek.

Deputies learned that Dorothy Bailey had called the woman and told her that she needed help at her home, and that she was injured and there was blood in the residence.

Family members of the victim arrived at the Bailey residence and found Dorothy Bailey, 57, with a gunshot wound standing in her kitchen, and her deceased husband in the hallway near the bathroom.

Dorothy Bailey was taken to Beauregard Memorial Hospital by family members and later transferred to Shreveport by Acadian Ambulance.

Upon further investigation by deputies and detectives of the BPSO and the Calcasieu Parish Coroners Office, McCullough said it appears that both Eugene and Dorothy Bailey were shot once each with a shotgun.

Joel Bailey lived in the residence with his parents and was gone when family members and the Sheriff’s Office arrived.

Joel Bailey is described as a white male, 6-foot, 250 pounds, brown hair and blue eyes.

He is being sought for one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder.

He is believed to be driving a 1995 teal green extended cab GMC pickup with a silver tool box, license number V680994.

Deputies learned that shortly after the shooting, Joel Bailey was seen traveling west at an excessive rate of speed on Longville Road.

McCullough said Joel Bailey should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him should call the nearest law enforcement agency at once and should not try to approach him. Anyone with information about Joel Bailey is asked to call the Beauregard Parish Sheriff Department at 463-3282 or 1-800-259-2776, or Beauregard Crime Stoppers at 462-8918 or 1-800-273-1374.

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