On Sunday afternoon, Senior Trooper Steven Vincent stopped by the vehicle of Kevin Daigle, whose truck was stuck in a ditch near Bell City.
James Anderson, southwest Louisiana spokesman for state police.
After the shooting, he said, Daigle wandered into the road and over to Vincent, asking if he was alive. She described him as in and out of jail for the past decade, in chronic pain from past ankle and hip injuries, and “troubled”.
By the time he was taken into custody in Vincent’s shooting death, Daigle had been well known by law enforcement across Calcasieu and Jefferson Davis parishes in southwest Louisiana.
In a ditch, the trooper discovered a pickup truck that belonged to Daigle. Vincent died Monday. Daigle had a report and was recognized to authorities already.
Authorities in Louisiana are working to connect the possible dots between two killings – that of Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent, and another man, who officials have not yet named.
The court appearance was a 72-hour right-to-counsel hearing at Calcasieu Correctional Center.
The sheriff’s office says Daigle requested an attorney, and he was assigned a public defender.
Kevin Daigle, the man who allegedly fired at Vincent on Sunday, was in custody. Edmonson said one of Vincent’s brothers is also a state trooper, while another is police chief in the nearby town of Iowa (pronounced EYE-oh-way).
Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, 43, died Monday, a day after an apparently stranded motorist shot him in the head and then stood over him to tell him he was going to die soon, state police said.
Vincent was fatally shot Sunday he tried to help the driver.
Investigators had been looking for Brewer on Monday morning after the Moss Bluff man’s employer called police to say that he had not arrived at work or called in sick, which was not customary for Brewer, the sheriff’s office said. Mike Edmonson announces the death of Trooper Steven Vincent, Monday, August 24, 2015 during a news conference at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, La.
He has identified Daigle as a suspect in the man’s death in Moss Bluff.
In 2013, Vincent joined his father, a former police officer, and his brothers for charity runs in Dallas that benefited the Wounded Warriors Project, which supports injured military personnel.
Daigle has not yet been charged in connection with Brewer’s death, but charges are expected, Myers said. With the help of a second driver, he used Vincent’s handcuffs to subdue Daigle, Edmonson said.
Robert LeDoux was simply down the street a bit when three males pulled him over and advised him to not go any nearer.
Daigle is charged with first-degree murder of a police officer and aggravated battery, according to KPLC.