Police ID roommate of trooper shooting suspect
LAKE CHARLES - Authorities have identified the man they say lived with the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Louisiana state trooper and owned the truck he drove when the officer tried to help him.
Calcasieu Parish officials said Tuesday that the man is 54-year-old Blake L. Brewer. The man was found dead in his Moss Bluff home after the trooper's shooting.
Officials say suspect Kevin Daigle lived with Brewer, and authorities suspect Daigle was involved in his roommate's death.
The sheriff's office said that when he was interviewed by the state police, "Daigle led investigators to believe an altercation occurred between him and Brewer which led to Brewer's death."
Daigle, also 54, is accused of shooting Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, on Sunday evening. Officials say Vincent found the truck in a ditch and stopped to offer assistance to Daigle. Vincent died Monday.
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