An agent with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is in serious condition after getting shot and the suspected shooter was taken into custody following a search that lasted more than three hours.
LDWF reported Sgt. Scott Bullitt, 32, of Jonesboro, was shot in the lower back during a traffic stop Thursday evening in Ouachita Parish. Luke Hust, 29, of Monroe, was arrested following the shooting. Hust was booked into the Ouachita Parish Correctional Center on two counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Authorities said Bullitt and another agent pulled over a vehicle around 6:40 p.m. Bullitt believed the people inside were impaired and as he made his way back to his vehicle, he was shot in the lower back. Investigators think Hust, a passenger in the stopped vehicle, was the shooter. The other agent then returned fire.