Wildlife and Fisheries agent shot, suspect caught after chase
MONROE - A Wildlife and Fisheries agent attempting to stop a suspected drunk driver was shot in the back by the man who then took off running Thursday night.
Sgt. Scott Bullitt was taken to a hospital in Ouachita Parish where doctors are treating the gunshot wound and a possible spinal cord injury. Investigators said he was shot around 6:45 p.m. while on patrol on the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area.
State police said 29-year-old Luke Jarrod Hust of Monroe was caught around 11 p.m. Thursday at his home. He was charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder.
Investigators said the vehicle's driver will not be charged.
Trooper Michael Reichardt said the Bullitt is in stable but serious condition.
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