- Associated Press - Friday, September 4, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a man accused of fatally shooting a Louisiana trooper last month.

A Calcasieu Parish grand jury indicted Kevin Daigle, 54, of Lake Charles, Thursday on charge of first-degree murder.

Daigle was also indicted on charges of second-degree murder, as well as a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Daigle is accused of killing his roommate Blake Brewer, 54, then killing State Trooper Steven Vincent, 44.

Authorities said Vincent was responding to a report of an erratic driver in the Bell City area on Aug. 23 when he came upon Daigle, whose truck was stuck in the ditch. As Vincent attempted to get Daigle out of the truck, Daigle opened the door and shot him with a sawed-off shotgun, said Col. Mike Edmonson, head of the Louisiana State Police.

Vincent was pronounced dead the next morning. Because Daigle was in Brewer’s truck, law enforcement attempted to get in touch with him, but were unable to.

When Brewer didn’t arrive for work Monday morning, authorities returned to his home in Moss Bluff and forced their way in.

It is believed that Daigle shot Brewer with the same sawed-off .12-gauge shotgun on Aug. 23 before driving toward Bell City.

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