Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Shot, Wounded by Daughter
BENTON, La. (AP) — Authorities say a Louisiana woman was arrested and accused of shooting and wounding her father, who is a local sheriff’s deputy.
A Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office press release says 22-year-old Kalee L. Wich was arrested Monday on a charge of Attempted First Degree Murder in the shooting of 56-year-old Deputy Burt Wich. The release says investigators found Deputy Wich in his home suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
“Had to Life Air him out to the hospital having found out he was shot multiple times, in this case by his estranged daughter," says Sheriff's Office spokesperson Bill Davis. "She was apprehended and we interviewed her and subsequently charged her with attempted first-degree murder,” said Davis.
Davis said Deputy Wich, who has been with law enforcement for more than 25 years, is in stable condition at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and was up walking around Tuesday morning after being shot multiple times.
“Just a very unfortunate situation, but the good news is he’s doing much better at this point and we’re praying for good quick recovery and getting him back to work,” said Davis.
Davis said Deputy Wich, who lives alone and was off duty, was getting ready to go assist a friend with storm damage when his daughter Kalee arrived.
“Exactly why she did this, what’s the motive, for a 22-year-old daughter to take a gun and shoot her dad multiple times is bewildering at the least,” said Davis.
Davis said the gun used in the shooting was not the deputy’s service revolver.
It’s unclear whether Kalee Wich has an attorney. Wich is being held at the Bossier Maximum-Security Facility in Plain Dealing.
The investigation is ongoing.