NEW ORLEANS (AP)
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.