Kentwood police say murder stemmed from armed robbery

It was the first murder in the area in seven years.

Kentwood police are investigating the city’s first murder since 2010.

According to police, 60-year-old Wesley Housely was found shot to death inside his home.

Police say two armed men entered the home and attempted to rob Housley, who fought back. After a brief struggle, the robbers shot Housley multiple times.

"We were told that two men wearing dark colored clothing with faces covered, armed, knocked on the door. And when the door opened they entered," Kazerooni said.

“This is a senseless tragedy,” Chief Michael Kazerooni said. “To the cowardly criminals who committed this horrific act, the men and women of the Kentwood Police Department will work tirelessly, until you are brought to justice!”

Kazerooni said the news of the murder was somewhat of a shock. 

"I often brag on Kentwood that we are a family and we're not used to this act going on about our town," he said.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call the Kentwood Police Department at 985-229-6305.
 

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