Breaking news out of Louisiana:

The alleged gunman was detained by passing motorists and arrested:

Col. Mike Edmonson, the head of state police, said the trooper was conducting a traffic stop in the Lake Charles area. The driver was suspected to be impaired.

Edmonson said at some point during the stop, the driver shot the trooper. Passing motorists were able to detain the suspect until troopers were able to place him under arrest, he said.

Edmonson said other Good Samaritans helped treat the trooper until first responders arrived on the scene.

Updates to follow.


Update 2. The trooper has been identified as Steven Vincent:

And we learned more about Vincent’s condition at a press conference:

Keep the prayers coming.

The suspect has been identified as Kevin Daigle:

It’s been reported that Daigle used a sawed-off shotgun in the attack.


Sadly, ABC News is reporting that Vincent has passed away:

Editor’s note: The post has been updated with new tweets.