Fugitive Kaunda Magee was wounded and captured in Pike County, Miss., authorities confirmed Wednesday afternoon.
Louisiana State Police were assisting Mississippi authorities in checking residences in the search for Magee Wednesday when he was located in a mobile home, said Nick Manale of State Police at Troop L.
Manale said he had no information on who fired the shot that wounded Magee or on any other details about the shooting, which occurred less than five miles inside the Mississippi State line east of Osyka, Miss.
The investigation of that shooting will be handled by Mississippi authorities, Manale said.
Magee was arrested and taken to a hospital, Lt. Doug Cain of Louisiana State Police said.
Magee had been evading authorities since Oct. 3, when he allegedly broke into a Washington Parish home and subsequently shot at deputies and State Police during a car chase, according to State Police.
For the past two weeks, he has been in hiding in wooded areas of Tangipahoa Parish and Pike County, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office has reported.
Tuesday, Magee allegedly stole a SUV near Kentwood, ran into a ditch in Pike County and fled into the woods there after exchanging shots with deputies.
Magee, 36, has been sought on warrants for aggravated rape, kidnapping, criminal damage to property and four counts of attempted murder of police officers in connection with an Oct. 3 home invasion in Washington Parish and a subsequent chase, authorities have reported.