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Man describes tackling trooper shooting suspect

8 years 4 weeks 2 days ago Monday, August 24 2015 Aug 24, 2015 August 24, 2015 5:24 PM August 24, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

LAKE CHARLES - The good Samaritan who helped capture a man accused of shooting a state trooper says he was first warned off by bystanders but charged up anyway to try to help the trooper in distress.

In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Robert LeDoux said he said he could see "pure evil" in the suspect's eyes.

LeDoux described how he tackled and restrained the man, called 911 and worked with others who arrived on the scene to keep the suspect subdued and help the trooper.

Kevin Daigle is accused of shooting Senior Trooper Steven Vincent on Sunday evening when Vincent found Daigle's truck in a ditch.

LeDoux said when he arrived on the scene Daigle told him to mind his own business and that he needed to go.

Instead LeDoux charged.

Police have called him a hero.

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