Louisiana State Police troopers say they’re currently searching for a white man wearing camo, who is on the run after allegedly shooting & killing his half-sister and shooting four more people including a state police trooper.
Officials are saying the suspect is Matthew Mire, 31. Officials believe Mire is the primary suspect responsible for crime scenes in Livingston, Ascension & East Baton Rouge parishes.
Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre said it all may have started in Livingston Parish around 12:30am with Mire having allegedly shot two people at mobile home park in the 17000 blk of Hwy 444 in Livingston. Both suffered non-life threatening injuries.
“Deputies located two victims – a male & a female – with gunshot wounds. The male was struck in the arm. The female suffered injuries to her arm & leg. They were both transported for treatment. They are both 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 & firing shots. We do not believe this to be a random shooting. It’s believed Mire was familiar with the victims,” said Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard.
Officials say Mire then allegedly stole a blue 2013 Chevy Silverado to drive to Ascension Parish around 3am.
In Ascension Parish, Webre said Mire went to a home on Dutton Rd. in Prairieville where he allegedly shot his cousin’s long time girlfriend, Pamela Adair, and his own cousin, Joseph Schexnayder. Webre said Adair, 37, died at the hospital and Schexnayder, 42, is in critical condition in surgery now.
Trooper Taylor Scrantz said a trooper attempted to stop Mire around on Hwy 42 at Jefferson Hwy. Officials say Mire did not stop and instead, allegedly shot at a trooper. That trooper returned fire and that led to a pursuit on Jefferson Hwy to Hooshootoo Road, where more gunfire was exchanged, according to officials.
As of now, Scrantz said how many times the driver shot, the number of times the trooper was hit, shell casings, etc…all remains under investigation, but Scrantz said the trooper is expected to be okay.
The pursuit eventually led to Hoo Shoo Too Rd. near the Tiger Bend Bridge where the driver bailed. Officials say the man is considered armed and dangerous, but no further details are available on his description as of now. Officials are asking the public to not approach the man, instead call police if you believe you see him.
Sources tell Unfiltered with Kiran that Mire is from Slaughter in East Feliciana Parish.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information comes available.