New Orleans • Authorities in Louisiana say separate nevertheless related shootings in two fully completely different parishes have left 5 of us lifeless. A suspect was at large and was being sought.
Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre instructed a info conference that deputies had been often called to a trailer throughout the metropolis of Gonzales for a “domestic incident” on Saturday morning. Upon arrival, deputies found two people who had been shot nevertheless had been nonetheless alive: Elizabeth and Keith Theriot, every 51.
Webre talked about deputies had been ready to interview one among many victims sooner than that they had been transported to a hospital in Baton Rouge, the place they later died.
From that interview, authorities acknowledged the couple’s 21-year-old son, Dakota, as “our prime suspect in this case.” He is being sought on first-degree murder and completely different bills.
Webre talked about Dakota had lived collectively together with his mom and father briefly nevertheless was requested to go away the residence and by no means return. He is taken into consideration armed and dangerous and was driving a stolen 2004 Dodge Ram pickup, gray and silver in coloration.
The sheriff talked about three completely different shooting deaths occurred Saturday in neighboring Livingston parishes, about 70 miles (113 kilometers) west of New Orleans.
Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard confirmed on Facebook that three deaths occurred in his parish and acknowledged the victims as Billy Ernest, 43; Tanner Ernest, 17; and Summer Ernest, 20. Webre talked about they weren’t household of the suspect nevertheless appeared to know him.
Ascension sheriff’s spokeswoman Allison Hudson says authorities think about the shootings throughout the two parishes are linked, and investigators from every jurisdictions are working collectively.
This story has been corrected to fixes the spelling of Gonzales in paragraph 2.