Man who shot trooper to be charged with murder

This photo released by the Louisiana State Police shows Kevin Daigle, 54, of Lake Charles, La. A Louisiana state trooper was shot in the head and critically injured Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, during a struggle with a man whose pickup truck had run into a ditch after being reported as driving erratically, Louisiana State Police said. Col. Michael Edmonson, head of state police, said the arrested man, Daigle, had a number of previous arrests, though he did not know details. He said he did not know all the charges that Daigle will face, but they will include attempted murder of a police officer. (Louisiana State Police via AP)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The latest on the shooting of a Louisiana State Police trooper, who died Monday of his wounds (all times local):

10:34 a.m.

Louisiana State Police say the man accused of shooting a trooper in the head will be charged with first-degree murder of an officer.

Senior Trooper Steven Vincent died Monday at a hospital in Lake Charles, a day after he was shot by a man whose pickup truck was stuck sideways in a ditch.

Col. Mike Edmonson, head of the Louisiana State Police, said during a news conference that officials are working to charge 54-year-old Kevin Daigle with first-degree murder. He already had faced 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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9:07 a.m.

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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