Sheriff: Man Wanted For Killing Three Midlanders Is Captured

The bodies were discovered shortly before 2 a.m. Hours later, Rigsby’s car was spotted about 150 miles (241 kilometers) east of Shreveport near an apartment complex in the town of Wisner. Franklin Parish deputies began an evacuation of the complex. State police were called after Rigsby fired from an apartment.

“As troopers methodically checked the remaining apartments, they encountered the armed suspect,” a Louisiana State Police news release said.

“During the course of the encounter, Rigsby was subsequently shot and fatally wounded by LSP personnel,” the statement said.

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Rigsby died at the scene, according to a Facebook post by the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office.

In Shreveport, police said in a news release that the triple slaying is believed to have followed a domestic dispute. Police said a woman had gone to the apartment around 1:45 a.m. to check on the welfare of her son. It was unclear whether her son was there. The woman found the back door open, entered and found the three bodies. All three appeared to have been shot, police said.

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