5 people shot in Louisiana: 2 people including police officer died
Sudden shooting at Ascension Parish, south of Baton Rouge house resulted in numerous casualties, including a fatally wounded police officer. Two people were reported to have died and three others were bullet wounds.
The shooter was identified as 31-year-old Matthew Mire. He was taken into custody Saturday night after an all-day manhunt, faces charges of first-degree murder of a police officer, attempted first-degree murder of a police officer and other crimes, Louisiana State Police said in a statement.
Louisiana State Trooper Ambushed, Killed During Shooting Rampage. The suspect, Matthew Mire from East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, has been arrested in connection with the crime— Wayne Dupree Media, LLC (@WayneDupreeShow) October 10, 2021
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“Trooper Gaubert, a 19-year veteran of our department, was ambushed while in his patrol unit. Trooper Gaubert embodied everything we stand for; honor, duty, selfless service, and courage. In the days ahead, we will mourn his tragic death and honor his service to our department and the citizens of Louisiana,” Louisiana State Police said in a statement.
Today, Louisiana mourns the death of Master Trooper Adam Gaubert, a 19-year veteran of Louisiana State Police, who was ambushed while in his patrol unit and killed in the line of duty on Saturday. #lagov pic.twitter.com/0rUc1AMGwZ— John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) October 10, 2021
Mayer's second victim was 37-year-old Pamela Adair. The other three victims were hospitalized with bullet wounds to the arms and legs.
Adair was pronounced dead at a hospital, the sheriff's office said. The man was listed in critical condition.
The shooter's motives remain unknown.
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