NEW ORLEANS – The head of the Louisiana State Police says a man accused of shooting a state trooper with a sawed-off shotgun told him afterward, "You're lucky — you're going to die soon."
Col. Mike Edmonson said Sunday night that 43-year-old Senior Trooper Steven Vincent was fighting for his life after being shot in the head by a man whose pickup truck was stuck sideways in a ditch.
Edmonson says 54-year-old Kevin Daigle of Lake Charles, was under arrest at a hospital where he was taken after other motorists saw the fallen policeman and wrestled Daigle to the ground.
Edmonson says police video showed Vincent professionally trying to talk a man out of the truck.
He said the truck door opened and Daigle came out with the shotgun.