Parents of multi-parish shooting suspect identified as victims in Gonzales shooting

Parents of multi-parish shooting suspect identified as victims in Gonzales shooting
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting where a person was killed and another is critically injured at a Gonzales residence. (Source: WAFB)

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - Two people were shot and killed in an early morning shooting in Gonzales on Saturday.

Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre said the shooting happened on Churchpoint Road in Gonzales shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

Police have identified the victims as Elizabeth Theriot, 50, and her husband, Keith Theriot, 50.

Sheriff Webre told WAFB Keith Theriot was still alive when police arrived. Before he died, Theriot told police his son was the shooter.

Authorities in Richmond County, Virginia arrested the victims' son, Dakota Theriot, 21, on Sunday morning. Theriot was wanted for two counts of first-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, and home invasion in connection to both shootings.

Dakota Theriot, 21 (Source: LPSO)
Dakota Theriot, 21 (Source: LPSO)

The shooting is connected to another investigation in Walker, where three people were shot and killed Saturday morning as well.

The investigation is ongoing.

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