A state soldier and a woman were killed in a deadly shooting spree in Louisiana, police said.
Louisiana State Police took 31-year-old Matthew Meier into custody Saturday after an extensive search just before 10 p.m. Saturday.
Meir is suspected of ambushing 19-year-old veteran State Trooper Adam Gaubert while he was sitting in his car in Ascension Parish on Saturday morning.
“Trooper Goubert embodied what he stood for for us; Respect, duty, selfless service and courage,” said a social media post from the state police.
“In the days to come, we will mourn his tragic death and honor his service to our department and the citizens of Louisiana.”
The shooting is suspected to be the latest in a string of attacks by Mir since Friday midnight on Saturday. The man shot two people in Livingston Parish, while KLFY-TV reports, while shooting two more people in Ascension, including 37-year-old Pamela Adair.
Police believe the suspect then fired at another soldier, who tried to drag him over during the chase, the station reported.
There was no harm to the soldier. After a gunfight and brief chase, Meier fled on foot – prompting a massive manhunt.
with ap wires