Suspect in trooper shooting identified

Kevin Daigle (Source: LSP)

Col. Michael Edmonson, head of Louisiana state police, says the trooper who was shot in the head on Sunday is a 13-year veteran who has a 9-year-old son.

He says 43-year-old Senior Trooper Steven Vincent is from a law enforcement family – one brother is also a state trooper and another is a town police chief.

He says 54-year-old Kevin Daigle of Lake Charles was arrested. He says charges against Daigle will include attempted murder of a police officer.

Regional spokesman James Anderson says both Vincent and Daigle are white.

Vincent was shot after receiving a call that Daigle was driving erratically and had drove his pickup truck into a ditch.

Edmonson says several civilians subdued Daigle, put the trooper’s handcuffs on him and gave the trooper first aid.

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