State Police detectives have concluded that the Sept. 30 death of a Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agent was an accident, a State Police spokesman said Friday.

The body of Sgt. Paul Stuckey was found on River Road in St. Francisville between the Mississippi River and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mat-casting plant.

Lt. Doug Cain said detectives reported their findings earlier this week to Stuckey’s family and the command staff of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Stuckey was investigating an active complaint of night hunting in the area, Cain said.

“It was obvious that he was setting up surveillance and had an accidental discharge of his shotgun,” Cain said.

Stuckey’s survivors include his wife and three children.