“‘Do not go down there”.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Robert LeDoux said he said he could see “pure evil” in the suspect’s eyes.
But he charged up anyway to try to help the trooper.
“As he approached, the suspect told him, “‘Everything’s all right. Thoughts your personal enterprise. “You’re going to die soon”, as reported in Daily News.
Instead, LeDoux attacked: “I took off running. But I think we have a strong case”.
Jindal spokesman Mike Reed confirms that the Republican governor, a presidential candidate, will be in Lake Charles on Saturday at the Catholic funeral Mass to be held for Senior Trooper Steven Vincent.
Daigle exited his truck and walked to Vincent, speaking to him and asking him if he was still alive, Edmonson said. Daigle has been booked with first-degree murder in the shotgun death of Senior Trooper Steven Vincent.
Edmonson said that Daigle was known to the police and that he been stopped many times for drunken driving.
After LeDoux tackled the gunman, the opposite males ran over to assist.
The shooting was recorded on Vincent’s dash-cam.
At a news conference Monday, the head of the Louisiana State Police introduced the good Samaritan who wrestled a sawed-off shotgun away from the man accused of shooting a state trooper.
LeDoux did not speak at the news conference.
Meanwhile, authorities Monday also said they found the body of a man whom Daigle had stayed with, and they said Daigle is a suspect in his death.
He said two or three drivers stopped immediately, one of them spinning around on the two-lane highway.
Police have called him a hero.
We are just now processing the scene, he said. However they’re nonetheless making an attempt to determine what triggered him.
“He is a citizen that has a legal historical past in our group”, Mancuso stated. He was charged with battery of a police officer in 2003. “It is anyone we have handled earlier than”.
“His career was distinguished and his service had repeatedly been recognized”, the state police said in a news release on Monday. As an alternative, the person got here out with a shotgun. Grabbing the gun and using Vincent’s handcuffs to restrain Daigle.
Daigle reportedly told the officer that he was “lucky” because he’s “gonna die soon”. “You are fortunate – you are going to die quickly.’ That is the phrases that got here out of his mouth”, Edmonson stated.
The police suspect Daigle had been drinking and said another type of drug was in his system, but gave no further details.
Vincent’s family is “hanging in there as well as can be expected”, though the trooper’s 9-year-old boy “still hasn’t come to grips with the fact that his dad won’t be around”, Anderson said.
Edmondson asked that people “wrap your arms around” police officers in the state, country and world and tell them that you appreciate the work they are doing to keep our communities safe – including Vincent’s brothers, Trooper Terrell Vincent and Iowa Police Chief Keith Vincent.