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UPDATE: Mire Taken Into Custody — Person of Interest Being Sought In Connection with Shootings in Three Parishes

UPDATE:
Mire was taken into custody shortly before 10 pm Saturday night. He is also accused of fatally shooting a Louisiana’s State Trooper early Saturday morning.

Gov. Edwards said today that he 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.

Gov. Edwards said:

“Master Trooper Adam Gaubert dedicated his long career with the Louisiana State Police to protecting the people of our state and it is with a heavy heart that I mourn his death from injuries sustained in the line of duty on Saturday. He served selflessly and courageously to keep our people and our communities safe, and he represents the best of all us.

Please join Donna and me in praying for Trooper Gaubert and his family, his friends and the many people whose lives he touched. Our thoughts are also with the Louisiana State Police family, as it has lost a dedicated and loyal teammate and a brother.

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. It is my hope that we will have a clearer picture of what happened as the investigation continues and that justice will be served for Trooper Gaubert.”

ORIGINAL STORY:
A multi-parish search is underway for a person of high-interest who police say is tied to multiple shooting incidents in three Louisiana parishes, one of those leaving a woman dead.  Law enforcement officials say 31-year old Matthew Mire, is considered armed and dangerous and is driving a blue 2013 Chevrolet Silverado.

According to Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre, on October 9, at approximately 3:00 am, deputies responded to a shooting at a home on Dutton Road in Prairieville. When deputies entered the home, they found a male and female victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Both were transported to a hospital in Baton Rouge with life threatening injuries. Pamela Adair, 37, succumbed to her injuries while at the hospital. The male victim remains in critical condition.

Through further investigation, deputies learned the gunman involved in this incident is also allegedly connected to an early morning shooting incident in Livingston Parish. On October 9, 2021, just after midnight, deputies with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a mobile home park located on Hwy 444 in Livingston.

Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said, ‘Deputies located two victims – a male and a female – with gunshot wounds. The male was struck in the arm. The female suffered injuries to her arm and leg. They were both transported for treatment and are expected to recover. The pair tells detectives that they heard a noise outside of their home. They then witnessed someone barging in through their front door and firing shots. Officials do not believe this to be a random shooting and it’s believed Mire was familiar with the victims.
Through the investigation, Matthew Mire has been named a person of interest in this case. Mire is believed to have allegedly stolen a vehicle from Livingston to flee to a neighboring parish.

After those two incidents, it’s believed Mire crosses paths with Louisiana State Police. The preliminary investigation indicates that on Saturday, October 9th, shortly after 5:00 am, a Louisiana State Police Trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a blue Chevrolet Silverado on LA Hwy 42 east of LA Hwy 73 (Jefferson Hwy) in Ascension Parish. The driver refused to stop and reportedly shot at the Trooper. The Trooper returned fire and the pursuit continued on LA Hwy 73 to Hooshootoo Road, where gunfire was exchanged. The suspect fled the scene on Hooshootoo Road at the Tiger Bend Bridge. LSP says they believe the suspect is in the area and is considered armed and dangerous,’ – Louisiana State Police

Troopers with Louisiana State Police and local law enforcement officials are currently searching for the suspect in the area. Citizens should avoid the area and report suspicious activity immediately to 911.

As the investigation develops, the circumstances of the incident and additional suspect information will be immediately released for public safety

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