The Latest: Louisiana trooper dies after weekend shooting

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," according to the head of Louisiana State Police.
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," according to the head of Louisiana State Police.
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 A veteran Louisiana State Police trooper has died of a head wound suffered while he tried to help a stranded motorist.
 
Col. Mike Edmonson, head of the Louisiana State Police, says 43-year-old Senior Trooper Steven Vincent died Monday at a hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
 
Edmonson says Vincent was shot by a man whose pickup truck was stuck sideways in a ditch.
 
Edmonson says 54-year-old Kevin Daigle of Lake Charles has been arrested. Daigle faces charges including attempted first-degree murder of a police officer.
 
Daigle was wrestled to the ground by other motorists who saw the fallen policeman.
 
Edmonson says Vincent was a 13-year Louisiana State Police veteran who was married and has a nine-year-old son. 
 

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