Manhunt in Louisiana after gunman, 21, kills five

Louisiana shootings leave 5 dead manhunt underway for suspect

Louisiana shootings leave 5 dead manhunt underway for suspect

Dakota Theriot, the man accused of killing five people in Louisiana, was captured Sunday morning in Richmond County, Virginia, according to a joint statement from the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office and the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.

There were no red flags ahead of the two shootings Saturday morning and other than a simple possession of drug paraphernalia charge, Theriot had no other run-ins with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, Ard said.

Theriot has been charged with first-degree murder, illegal use of weapons, and home invasion. Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard confirmed on Facebook that three deaths happened in his parish and identified the victims as Billy Ernest, 43; Tanner Ernest, 17; and Summer Ernest, 20.

"My mom is a good judge of character and she just thought he was not good", DeYoung said of Theriot.

"It's been a long time since we've had anything of this magnitude when it comes to domestic violence", Webre said during the press conference.

Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre says Dakota Theriot is the "prime suspect" in the deaths of Keith and Elizabeth Theriot of Gonzales.

Theriot had been living at the girlfriend's home for a couple of weeks and drove off in a pickup truck that belong to the young woman's father.

This undated photo provided by Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office shows Dakota Theriot. He was believed to be driving a stolen 2004 Dodge Ram pick-up truck, grey and silver in colour.

Mom: 3-year-old found after 2 days missing is doing well
Later in the conversation, the caller hinted that Casey's disappearance was out of character for him. WTVD reported that Hathaway and the other children had been playing in his grandmother's backyard .

KATC reports the suspect, 21-year-old Dakota Theriot has been apprehended. She said she met Theriot only once.

Mincks said she'd known Keith and Elizabeth Theriot for about two years and described them as wonderful people.

The mobile home where Theriot allegedly killed his parents is pictured above. Mr Webre said detectives have not been able to talk anyone who knows the suspect well. "We feel no doubt that Dakota is going to be armed and unsafe, and we need to bring him to justice really quick", said Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre.

Evelyn Ernest, the mother of Billy Ernst and grandmother of Tanner and Summer, told CBS News that Summer and the suspect were briefly in a romantic relationship.

The shootings happened about 70 miles west of city New Orleans.

Investigators were trying to determine the motive behind the shootings.

There were also two young children, ages 7 and 1, in the home at the time of the shooting, he said.

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