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Louisiana shooting spree leaves state trooper, woman dead

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A man’s deadly shooting spree in Louisiana left a state trooper and a woman dead, police said.

Matthew Mire, 31, was taken into custody Saturday after a wide-ranging manhunt, the Louisiana State Police said on Saturday at just before 10 p.m.

Mire is suspected of ambushing 19-year veteran State Trooper Adam Gaubert while he sat in his car in Ascension Parish Saturday morning.

“Trooper Gaubert embodied everything we stand for; honor, duty, selfless service, and courage,” a social media post from the state police said.

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“In the days ahead, we will mourn his tragic death and honor his service to our department and the citizens of Louisiana.”

State Trooper Adam Gaubert, a 19-year veteran, was fatally shot in Mire’s ambush.
Louisiana State Police / Facebook

That shooting is suspected to be the latest in a string of attacks by Mire since a little after midnight on Friday going into Saturday. The man shot two people in Livingston Parish, before shooting two more in Ascension including Pamela Adair, 37, who was killed, KLFY-TV reported.

Cops believe the suspect then fired at another trooper who tried to pull him over during a pursuit, the station reported.

The trooper was unharmed. After a gunfight and short chase, Mire fled on foot – prompting a massive manhunt.

Mire was identified as a person of interest where he was wanted for charges including attempted first degree murder, first degree murder and illegal possession of stolen things up to $25,000.
Mire was identified as a person of interest where he was wanted for charges including attempted first-degree murder, first-degree murder and illegal possession of stolen things up to $25,000.
Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office / Facebook

With AP wires

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