BATON ROUGE. La. – A man who reportedly killed a state trooper in the Baton Rouge area on Saturday has been released from a hospital and taken to prison on Tuesday in handcuffs belonging to the officer he charged with murder.
Louisiana State Police released an image of Matthew Mire and two other troopers who escorted him from a hospital into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail. The department explained that the handcuffs seen in the photo were symbolic of each officer.
According to police, Mire’s threat started around midnight on Saturday. Mire is accused of shooting two people at a Livingston Parish home. Mire also allegedly stole the Chevy Silverado.
Police claim that Master Trooper Adam Gaubert was seen backing up at a location where he believed that he was working on an accident report about 30 minutes later. According to computer analysis, the trooper entered his last data into the database at 2 :21 am.
Police say Mire was captured by cameras at 2:30 AM, heading onto Gaubert’s road with his headlights off.
“There we believe he ambushed Master Trooper Adam Gaubert while he was in his unit. We believe Mire arrived at Dutton Road to execute the shooting that he is suspected to have committed at Ascension Parish residence,” stated Colonel Lamar A. Davis.
Mire is charged with killing one person and injuring one in one house, before he leaves the Silverado.
Mire was discovered by another trooper on LA 42 west LA 73 just after 5 a.m. Mire was reportedly seen driving at high speed and attempting to run over the trooper. An officer chase ensued.
Police said Mire and a trooper exchanged gunfire during the chase. Mire then fled to a large wooded area nearby.
The suspect was found by several agencies. According to reports, he had been attacked by K-9s and was also believed to have sustained a gunshot wound in his leg. He was taken into police custody and treated at a medical center.
Police claim that warrants were obtained in East Batton Rouge Parrish to arrest an officer for hitting-and-running and attempted first-degree murder. Ascension Parish also received warrants for an officer’s aggravated fleeing, attempted first-degree killing of a officer, and first degree murder of a officer.
These incidents are being investigated by the sheriff’s offices of the respective parishes.
Police say Gaubert’s body was discovered by a colleague around 5pm on the same day. This was several hours after he was allegedly ambushed.
“The time between the murder of Master Trooper Adam Gaubert and the moment he was found is absolutely unacceptable. This chaotic situation was a contributing factor to this. Davis stated that safety for our troopers, officers, and personnel is of paramount importance.