A manhunt is underway for a Louisiana man suspected of a Saturday morning killing spree that has left five people dead, including his parents.
Authorities said that Dakota Theriot, 21, is suspected of fatally shooting a woman believed to be his girlfriend and her father and her brother at their home in Livingston Parish, where the suspect had been living for a couple of weeks, before traveling to Ascension Parish where he killed his mother and father.
“We do not have a motive. It is still undetermined,” Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said. He said investigators spoke with the mother of the slain woman believed to be Theriot’s girlfriend, Summer Ernest, 20, and were told that “there was no red flags, there was no sign of anything.”
In Ascension Parish, Theriot’s wounded father gave deputies information before he died that pointed to his son as the suspected shooter, Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre said.
Webre said at a news conference Saturday afternoon that deputies responded to the Theriot home in Gonzales, about 25 miles southeast of Baton Rouge, at around 8:45 a.m. CST, and found the suspect’s parents, Keith and Elizabeth Theriot, shot.
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