Gunman kills 5 people in Louisiana shooting sprees

Gunman kills 5 people in Louisiana shooting sprees

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities in Louisiana say separate but related shootings Saturday in two different parishes have left five people dead, and they're searching for a 21-year-old man who they say is "armed and risky".

WAFB reports that the Ascension Parish shooting was the one in which the suspect allegedly killed his own parents. Detectives are still on the lookout for Dakota Theriot, who remains at large, WVUE-TV reported. Their 21-year-old son Dakota Theriot is being sought by authorities on first-degree murder charges, illegal use of weapons, and home invasion.

"We do not believe the suspect to be in Livingston Parish at this time", the post said, quoting Sheriff Jason Ard.

Deputies with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a trailer park Saturday morning and discovered three people had been killed.


Fifty-year-old Elizabeth Theriot and her husband, 50-year-old Keith Theriot were found shot on Church Point Road near St. Amant.

According to Webre, investigators learned of the triple homicide in Livingston while investigating the shootings in Gonzalez, which is a city within the Ascension Parish.

Authorities were searching for Theriot on Saturday and said they believe he is "armed and risky".

Dakota Theriot, is suspected of killing two people in Ascension Parish and three people in Livingston Parish, which are just east of the state capital, Baton Rouge. We are working in conjunction with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office as we believe our case is connected to a homicide investigation in that parish.


Authorities believe the two shootings are connected.

Authorities say he is considered armed and risky and was driving a 2004 Dodge pickup, gray and silver in color.

This is a developing story and will be updated.


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