2 arrested after wildlife agent shot during traffic stop
PERRYVILLE, La. (AP) — State agency officials say a Louisiana wildlife agent is in stable condition after being shot multiple times while on patrol.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said in a Facebook post Sunday that 25-year-old Tyler Wheeler was responsive to commands at the LSU Health Shreveport Trauma Center. Wheeler stopped a vehicle while patrolling in Morehouse Parish around 2 a.m. Saturday.
Department officials say Wheeler was shot multiple times.
Louisiana State Police say 31-year-old Amethyst Baird and 34-year-old Jeremy Gullette were arrested in connection to the shooting. Both are being held at the Ouachita Correctional Center.
Baird is charged with attempted first-degree murder. Gullette is charged with accessory after the fact to attempted first-degree murder. It's not clear if they have attorneys.
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Posted on Tue, January 10, 2017
by Associated Press