Update: Louisiana Trooper Dies After Career Criminal Shoots Him in Head
A Louisiana trooper was shot in the head Sunday by a career criminal near Bell City.
UPDATE: Senior Trooper Steven Vincent has died from his injuries.
Trooper Steven Vincent passed away on Monday morning.
Motorists tackled and captured the gunman.
A Louisiana State Trooper shot in the head Sunday afternoon near Bell City was airlifted to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
Trooper Steven Vincent, 43, is a 13-year veteran of the state police force, Col. Mike Edmonson said.
A suspect in custody, authorities said.
Edmonson, head of state police, arrived in Calcasieu Parish Sunday evening, where he visited with Vincent’s family and son.
“It doesn’t look good right now so we’re asking for prayers,” Edmonson said.
The incident happened just before 2:45 p.m. near La. 14 and Fruge Road, said Sgt. James Anderson, Troop D spokesman. The suspect’s name has not yet been released.
Anderson said Vincent was responding to a report of a vehicle driving in an unsafe manner. The vehicle was found in a ditch…
…The suspect was subsequently detained by passing motorists as additional citizens rendered aid to the Trooper until assistance arrived on the scene.
Here is raw video of the suspect after his capture.