Manhunt Underway for Suspect Who Allegedly Killed 5 in Shooting Spree, Including Parents

A manhunt is underway after five people were killed in two neighborhoods outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday. 
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A manhunt is underway after five people were killed in two neighborhoods outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday. 

The 21-year-old suspect, identified by authorities as Dakota Theriot, is at large and believed to be driving a gray and silver Dodge pickup truck, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.

Among the victims are the suspect's parents, Elizabeth and Keith Theriot, both 50. The other three victims are Billy Ernest, 43, Tanner Ernest, 17, and Summer Ernest, 20. 

A motive for the killings was not immediately released. 

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. He is wanted on multiple charges, including two counts of first-degree-murder and illegal use of weapons.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 225-686-2241 x1 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).

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