Loranger man arrested in wife’s slaying

Richard Lagarrigue
Richard Lagarrigue

Authorities arrested a 27-year-old man Tuesday accused of fatally shooting his wife at their home in Tangipahoa Parish and fleeing to St. Martin Parish.

Richard Lagarrigue grabbed a handgun while arguing with his wife, Heather Lagarrigue, 28, around 6:30 p.m. at their Prevost Lane home in Loranger, Tangipahoa Parish sheriff’s spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto said in a news release.

Lagarrigue allegedly shot his wife once, killing her, before running away.

Henderson Police Department officers caught Lagarrigue around 8:45 p.m. during a traffic stop in St. Martin Parish.

Lagarrigue was taken into custody without incident and was later transported to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail and booked on a count of second-degree murder.

The shooting remains under investigation, Panepinto said.