Wildlife agent shot 5 times to move from hospital to rehab
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says an enforcement agent shot after a Jan. 7 traffic stop is expected to move Thursday from a Shreveport hospital to a rehabilitation facility in Mississippi.
The agent's father, Darren Wheeler, told the agency that 25-year-old Tyler Wheeler of Monroe is talking and using a walker, sometimes helped by a medical assistant "to keep him steady."
A news release quotes him as saying rehabilitation will focus on recovering strength and regaining the ability to eat a normal diet.
Wheeler was wearing his armored vest when he was shot in the temple, jaw, shoulder, arm and back.
Louisiana State Police arrested two people Jan. 8. A woman is accused in the shooting and a man is accused of being an accessory after the fact.