Authorities in Oklahoma on Wednesday shot and injured an escaped inmate suspected in a Tuesday morning bank robbery in Evangeline Parish, State Police said.
Trooper Stephen Hammons, spokesman for State Police, said the U.S. Marshals Service Metro Fugitive Task Force in Oklahoma spotted Soileau at a Walmart north of Oklahoma City.
Soileau fled in a pickup truck believed to be the same vehicle he used after robbing the Guaranty Bank in Vidrine on Tuesday morning, Hammons said.
Soileau led authorities on a 35- to 45-minute pursuit, by vehicle and on foot, that ended with an exchange of gunfire, Hammons said.
Soileau was struck an unknown number of times and was taken to a hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown, Hammons said.
Hammons said he has not heard if any officers were injured.
Soileau had remained on the loose since Oct. 13, when he escaped from the Pine Prairie Detention Center.
He had been incarcerated on an aggravated burglary conviction. Numerous other charges are pending against him in unrelated matters, authorities have said.