Matthew Mire released from hospital and booked into jail

Matthew Mire was released from a Baton Rouge hospital and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Monday afternoon.

We’re now getting more insight into what all happened Oct. 9th.

The owner of the stolen blue Chevy Silverado from Livingston Parish told officials there was a loaded Smith & Wesson .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun inside the truck and that the gun was loaded with “federal brand ammunition.” Livingston Parish Sheriff’s deputies also found a sock in the truck with 10 bullets for a 9 mm gun that the truck’s original owner said did not belong to him.

In Ascension Parish, deputies found 10 cartridge cases fired from a Federal Brand .40 caliber and one casing fired from a 9 mm gun. Officials in Ascension also said Mire was caught on surveillance camera in the stolen truck going to and leaving the home where he’s accused to have shot two people, killing one of them. 

Mire is accused of shooting at a trooper four times before he’s accused of leading troopers on a pursuit and then again, three more times when the pursuit ended at a shopping center. Two of those bullets hit the trooper’s vehicle, but thankfully, none hit the trooper. The trooper did return fire.

Mire’s arrest documents went on to read that the stolen truck was caught on surveillance video on Dutton Rd. with the lights turned off. Two minutes after Mire left the Dutton Rd. area is when the shooting happened in Ascension Parish where two people were shot, according to documents. (STORY CONTINUES BELOW)

Officials recovered five .40 casings from the Ascension Parish home, which officials say are consistent with the gun found in the stolen truck.

Mire was eventually taken into custody. Officials said they did locate a metal Smith & Wesson .40 caliber magazine near where Mire was arrested. When Mire fled LSP Swat, documents say he tossed a gun in the high grass. Officials are still searching for that gun.

When Mire was finally arrested and asked troopers about Master Trooper Adam Gaubert’s status, Mire said “I didn’t mean to but the guy was watching the house.” LSP detectives believe this statement was in reference to Master Trooper Gaubert’s death and where he was parked.

In East Baton Rouge Parish, Mire is charged with aggravated flight from an officer, attempted first degree murder of a police officer, illegal possession of stolen firearms, obstruction of justice and resisting an officer.

He will also be facing separate charges in Livingston and Ascension parishes.

In Ascension Parish, he’s facing charges for aggravated flight from an officer, attempted first degree murder of a police officer, and first degree murder of a police officer.

Mire was taken to a hospital for a K-9 bite and self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg. After surgery, he was released and taken to jail.

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