ABC News confirms the death of a Louisiana State Police officer in a shooting spree while he was on a manhunt to arrest the gunmen, involved in multiple shooting incidents in several parishes. The body was found in the Ascension Parish as per the law enforcement authorities.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives from New Orleans has also confirmed the news and has given the reasoning for the death; it was in connection to, “a manhunt for a gunman tied to multiple shootings in several parishes this weekend.”
Even John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana, has expressed his sorrows over the Trooper’s death, “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.” He further added, “Preliminary information indicates that Trooper Gaubert was shot and killed in the area in which an early morning homicide occurred. I am thankful for Louisiana State Police and all law enforcement agencies that worked together to capture the suspect in these homicides.”
However, the authorities had announced they had caught the suspect overnight. The man goes by the name of Matthew Mire and is 31 years old. Ascension Parish Sheriffs’ office says the suspect was caught after he broke into a home in the Prairieville area, at 3 am in the morning on Saturday. He shot a couple, Pamela Adair and Joseph Schexnayder. Later, both were taken to the hospital where Adair succumbed to her wounds, while Joseph remains in critical condition.
Moreover, just a few hours before Mire broke into Adair and Joseph’s home to kill, he broke into another house in Livingston Parish, where he shot the woman twice, while once at the man. Both of them are expected to recover soon.
After catching the suspect, the Police authorities believe that Mire had known the victims and now they are trying to figure out his real motives behind the gruesome shooting spree.