LPSO investigating double shooting in connection with multi-parish crime spree

Louisiana State Police identified a trooper believed to have been killed by the suspect in a multi-parish crime spree and confimed the suspect is in custody.
Published: Oct. 9, 2021 at 11:12 AM CDT
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LIVINGSTON, La. (WAFB) - The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office believes the suspect accused of shooting several people, leaving two dead on Saturday, Oct. 9, began his crime spree near French Settlement.

Louisiana State Police reported Matthew Mire, 31, was taken into custody Saturday night in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Matthew Mire
Matthew Mire(Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)

A spokesperson with the department confirmed that just after midnight LPSO deputies were dispatched to a mobile home park located on LA 444 near French Settlement.

“Deputies located two victims - a male & a female - with gunshot wounds,” said Ard. “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.”

According to Ard and the LPSO’s investigation, Mire was named a person of interest in this case. It’s believed Mire also stole a vehicle in Livingston Parish to flee the scene.

The vehicle was described as a blue 2013 Chevrolet Silverado.

“As our investigation continues, we are working with our local law enforcement partners to learn more. We do not believe this to be a random shooting. It’s believed Mire was familiar with the victims,” added Ard.


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