Update, 10:45 a.m. Friday: Wildlife and Fisheries agent still in serious condition, officials say
A Wildlife and Fisheries agent is in serious condition after he was shot in the back Thursday in Ouachita Parish, authorities said. A suspect was arrested late Thursday after a brief search.
Luke Jarrod Hust, 29, of Monroe, arrested around 11 p.m., is accused of shooting Sgt. Scott Bullitt, said Adam Einck, a Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman.
Bullitt was shot at 6:40 p.m. near Wham Brake, a section of the Russell Sage wildlife management area. The agent was taken to a Monroe hospital, said State Police Troop F spokesman Michael Reichardt, of Troop F.
Einck said the injured agent, who is from Jonesboro, and another officer were performing a routine traffic stop on a vehicle whose driver was suspected of impairment. During the traffic stop, the passenger in the stopped vehicle shot the agent in the lower back, Einck said. The other officer fired at the shooter, who fled into the woods, Einck said.
A driver of the stopped vehicle was being questioned.