A state soldier and a woman were shot dead by a man in Louisiana, police said.
Matthew Mayer, 31, was arrested Saturday after an extensive search, Louisiana State Police said before 10 p.m. Saturday.
Mayer is suspected of attacking 19-year-old veteran state trooper Adam Gaubert as he sat in his car in Ascension Parish on Saturday morning.
Trooper Gaubert embodied everything we stand for. Honor, duty, selfless service, and courage, ”a social media post. State police said..
“In the days to come, we will mourn his tragic death and honor his services to our department and to the people of Louisiana.”
The shooting is believed to be the latest in a string of Mayer attacks that have been going on since midnight on Friday. The man shot dead two people in Livingston Parish, before two others were shot dead in Ascension, including 37-year-old Pamela Adair. KLFY-TV reported..
Police believe the suspect opened fire on another soldier who tried to pull him out during the chase.
The soldier was not harmed. After a gunfight and a brief chase, Mayer fled on foot – which led to a massive raid.
With AP wires.