Louisiana Police Commissioner Lamar Davis said at a press conference that 31-year-old Matthew Mill was arrested on Saturday night without any accidents.
On Sunday, CNN tried to find out whether Mill had a lawyer or had been formally sued, but was unsuccessful.
Ascension Diocese Sheriff Bobby Webb said at a press conference that Mill is believed to be the gunman who killed LSP Commander Adam Gaubert on Saturday morning.
Davis said that early information indicated that a 19-year veteran of the Louisiana Police Department was killed by a gunman in a car on the outskirts of Baton Rouge.
Before allegedly shooting and killing the state police in the diocese of Ascension, Mire allegedly shot Authorities said the other two people in Livingston Diocese.
“It started at midnight in Livingston Diocese, where Matthew Mill shot two people. Then he went to Ascension Diocese, where he shot two more people. One of them was seriously injured,” Webb Say.
According to a Facebook post from the Sheriff’s Office of the Diocese of Ascension, the victim was identified as 37-year-old Pamela Adair, who was taken to the hospital and died.
Later, it was reported that the gunman “had a gun battle with a soldier near Hoo Shoo Too Road. He tried to kill the soldier there,” Weber said.
The sheriff said: “If you have seen a police car with a policeman, there is a hole in the middle of his windshield. This Matthew Meyer is trying to kill the policeman.”
During the hunt, LSP tweeted: “Police are looking for a suspect in the Hooshootoo Road area on Huwan Road. It is believed that this white male suspect engaged with the mounted police and is considered armed and dangerous.”
Weber said the authorities searched the suspect on the ground, in the air and in the water.
Even if the suspect is now detained, “we still don’t know the motive,” Webb said Saturday night. “We don’t know why this guy shot five people today.”
According to information shared in a Facebook post by the Sheriff of Livingston Diocese Jason Ard, two shooting victims in Livingston Diocese, a man and a woman, are expected to recover after being shot in the arm and leg. office.
According to another post from the Sheriff’s Office, the third shooting victim in the Diocese of Ascension was 43-year-old Joseph Scheksnyder, in a critical but stable condition.
“Soldier Gaubert embodies everything we stand for; honor, responsibility, selfless service, and courage. In the days to come, we will mourn his tragic death and express his service to our department and the citizens of Louisiana Regards,” the state police issued.
“At this time, we ask you to respect the privacy of Trooper Gaubert’s family.”
Laura James of CNN contributed to this report.