Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Suspect in 5 Louisiana Shooting Deaths Is Captured

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Suspect in 5 Louisiana Shooting Deaths Is Captured

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The young man accused of killing five people in Louisiana was arrested Sunday morning in Richmond County, Va., after briefly pointing a weapon at deputies, Sheriff Steve Smith said.

The deputies had been called to the home of a member of Dakota Theriot's family to check on the residence when Mr. Theriot pulled up in a vehicle with a gun pointed out the window, Sheriff Smith said.

The deputies sought cover and Mr. Theriot dropped the weapon on their commands. He then was arrested.

Mr. Theriot, 21, arrived at the Virginia property after a night on the run. He's accused of killing his parents, his girlfriend, and her father and brother in two separate shootings Saturday in Louisiana.

Elizabeth and Keith Theriot, both 50, were at their home near Baton Rouge when the suspect killed them, Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre said. …

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