CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - State Trooper Steven Vincent, who was shot in the line-of-duty Sunday afternoon, has died, Col. Mike Edmonson said Monday morning.
Vincent was pronounced dead at 8 a.m. Monday morning, said Sgt. James Anderson, Troop D spokesman.
Vincent, 44, is survived by his wife and 9-year-old son. A member of a military and law enforcement family. One brother, Keith Vincent, is the Chief of Police in Iowa and another brother, Terrell Vincent, is a fellow state trooper.
An avid runner, Vincent ran a race on Saturday night, Edmonson said.
Vincent, a 13-year-veteran of the state police force, was airlifted to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, where a 10:30 a.m. news conference will be held.
"I am very saddened to report that Senior Steven Vincent has passed away this morning from the gunshot wounds he suffered yesterday in conjunction with a traffic investigation," Edmonson said in a statement. "As an organization, we are heartbroken over this senseless and tragic death. Our thoughts and prayers are with his surviving wife Katherine and his son Ethan as well as his entire extended family. (Brothers, Tpr. Terrell Vincent and Chief Keith Vincent) Steven was proud to serve as a Louisiana State Trooper and we were proud to count him among our ranks. This loss exacts an enormous emotional toll on the State Police family, but we will do what is necessary and proper to honor Steve and support those who knew and loved him. He will be missed but never forgotten. Prayers."
Vincent was shot in the head with a sawed-off shotgun by Kevin Daigle, state police said. Vincent was responding to a report of an erratic driver near the intersection of La. 14 and Fruge Road. For more, click HERE.