Crime

Investigation continues into La. trooper’s murder

PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (KLFY) – Louisiana State Police said it is working with several area, state, and federal agencies to investigate a multi-parish fatal shooting spree that resulted in two deaths, including a state trooper.

Troopers added three other victims suffered critical injuries.

31-year-old Matthew Mire was taken into custody shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, following a daylong manhunt by numerous law enforcement agencies.

He was taken into custody without incident and then taken to a hospital for injuries he sustained from a K-9 bite and suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg.

Police say they are maintaining constant watch over Mire at the medical facility and he will be booked on the warrant charges upon release.

Master Trooper Gaubert had served with LSP since 2002 performing patrol duties at Troop A in Baton Rouge and serving as a detective in the LSP Criminal Investigations Division throughout his career.

Arrangements for Gaubert are not finalized but he will be afforded full honors earned with a line of duty death. Further information on services will be announced when available.

Louisiana State Police said it has received inquiries about donations to Gaubert’s family.

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With a heavy heart, Louisiana State Police is announcing the death of Master Trooper Adam Gaubert who was killed in the line of duty.

Trooper Gaubert, a 19-year veteran of our department, was ambushed while in his patrol unit.

Preliminary information indicates that Trooper Gaubert was shot and killed in the area in which an early morning Homicide occurred. The suspect, 31-year-old Matthew Mire, was taken into custody this evening shortly before 10pm without incident.

Trooper Gaubert embodied everything we stand for; honor, duty, selfless service, and courage. In the days ahead, we will mourn his tragic death and honor his service to our department and the citizens of Louisiana.

At this time, we ask that you please respect Trooper Gaubert’s family’s privacy.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to maintain the safety of our citizens and fully investigate all aspects of this incident.

Please keep our Troopers and Trooper Gaubert’s family in your prayers.

Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statement Sunday morning offering condolences for the trooper’s death:

Master Trooper Adam Gaubert dedicated his long career with the Louisiana State Police to protecting the people of our state and it is with a heavy heart that I mourn his death from injuries sustained in the line of duty on Saturday. He served selflessly and courageously to keep our people and our communities safe, and he represents the best of all us.

Please join Donna and me in praying for Trooper Gaubert and his family, his friends and the many people whose lives he touched. Our thoughts are also with the Louisiana State Police family, as it has lost a dedicated and loyal teammate and a brother.

Preliminary information indicates that Trooper Gaubert was shot and killed in the area in which an early morning homicide occurred. I am thankful for Louisiana State Police and all law enforcement agencies that worked together to capture the suspect in these homicides. It is my hope that we will have a clearer picture of what happened as the investigation continues and that justice will be served for Trooper Gaubert.

Written by KLFY Staff

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