Update: The Louisiana State Police is reporting that Trooper Steven Vincent has died following the critical gun shot wound.


A gunman critically wounded the Louisiana State Police trooper who stopped to check on his truck along a highway ditch, but passing drivers tackled him before he could flee the scene, authorities said.

Suspected shooter Kevin Daigle will likely be charged with attempted murder of a police officer for shooting Trooper Steven Vincent, a 13-year force veteran, in Lake Charles Sunday.

Vincent is in critical but stable condition after Daigle shot him twice in the head with a sawed-off shotgun, officials said.

Two good Samaritans saw the shooting and pulled over to help, Sgt. James Anderson told the Daily News. The duo tended to the wounded 43-year-old trooper, using his police radio to call for help, and wrestled the shotgun out of the suspect’s hands. They cuffed him with Vincent’s handcuffs and held him at the scene until police arrived.

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